Mona Mansour

Resident Playwright

2013 -- 2020

Mona’s play WE SWIM, WE TALK, WE GO TO WAR, directed by Evren Odcikin, will premiere at SF’s Golden Thread in winter 2018. THE VAGRANT TRILOGY was presented at Mosaic Theater in June 2018, directed by Mark Wing-Davey. Of the trilogy: THE HOUR OF FEELING (dir. Wing-Davey) premiered at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and a new Arabic translation was presented at NYU Abu Dhabi, as part of its Arab Voices Festival in 2016. URGE FOR GOING: productions at the Public Theater (dir. Hal Brooks) and Golden Thread (dir. Odcikin). THE VAGRANT was commissioned by the Public and workshopped at the 2013 Sundance Theater Institute. THE WAY WEST: Labyrinth (dir. Mimi O’Donnell); Village Theater (dir. Christina Myatt); Steppenwolf (dir. Amy Morton); and Marin Theatre Company (dir. Hayley Finn). Other credits: UNSEEN, Gift Theater (dir. Maureen Payne-Hahner), IN THE OPEN, for Waterwell, directed by James Dean Palmer, and ACROSS THE WATER, written for third-year MFAs at NYU (dir. Scott Illingworth). Mona was a member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group. With Tala Manassah she has written FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS, an EST/Sloan commission. Their play DRESSING is part OF FACING OUR TRUTHS: SHORT PLAYS ABOUT TRAYVON, RACE AND PRIVILEGE, commissioned by the New Black Festival. TV: QUEENS SUPREME, DEAD LIKE ME. Commissions include Playwrights Horizons, Old Globe Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “American Revolutions.” 2012 Whiting Award. 2014 Middle East America Playwright Award, MacDowell Colony 2018, monamansour.com

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    PlayTime

    Launched in 2002, the PlayTime Developmental Studio provides five New Dramatists writers with a two-week writers' retreat, right in the heart of New York City. PlayTime is a laboratory designed to give playwrights the opportunity to explore, workshop, rethink, and revise ambitious new works of theatre by drawing from a supportive resident company of actors, directors, stage managers, staff, and fellow playwrights.

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April 16, 2015

THE WAY WEST opens at Marin Theatre Company

The Way West goes west! Directed by Hayley Finn. Opens 4/21.

Click here for more info.

April 8, 2015

NY Stage and Film Reading of UNSEEN

Free reading of my new play UNSEEN (3 women, about 65 minutes) April 13 @
7, Glicker-Milstein Blackbox Theater at Barnard College
Diana Center, Lower Level 2, 3009 Broadway (at 117th Street)

Please RSVP to info@newyorkstageandfilm.org

May 15, 2014

The Way West at Steppenwolf

Play runs through June 7. Here's a trailer with the fabulous Westerner Didi O'Connell:
November 19, 2013

URGE FOR GOING has West Coast debut

URGE FOR GOING at Z Below in San Francisco, directed by Evren Odcikin, produced by Golden Thread. Through Dec. 8.
http://www.goldenthread.org/urge-for-going/

August 12, 2013

Trayvon Martin Project

Mona will be writing a short play with frequent collaborator Tala Manassah for "Facing Our Truth: Ten-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege" produced by the New Black Fest and presented by several theaters across the country, including Woolly Mammoth, The Goodman and Center Stage.

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Jonathan Mills, Paradigm, jmills@paradigmagency.com

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