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Mona Mansour

Mona Mansour

Mona Mansour’s play The Way West had its world premiere in spring of 2014 at Steppenwolf, directed by Amy Morton. The play received the 2013 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize from Marin Theatre Company, where it will get its West Coast premiere in April 2015. The play received a BareBones workshop at the Lark Play Development Center (directed by Linsay Firman), where Mona was a Fellow in 2012. The Hour of Feeling (directed by Mark Wing-Davey) received its world premiere in the 2012 Humana Festival in Louisville. Following that, it was part of the High Tide Festival in the U.K. as part of the Rifle Hall plays. Urge for Going (directed by Hal Brooks) received a LAB production in the 2011 season at the Public Theater, and had its West Coast premiere at San Francisco’s Golden Thread (directed by Evren Odcikin). The Vagrant, the third play in the trilogy, was commissioned by the Public Theater and workshopped at the 2013 Sundance Theater Institute with Mark Wing-Davey directing. Mona was a member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, a Core Writer at Minneapolis’ Playwrights’ Center, and is now a member of New Dramatists. Other plays include Across the Water, Girl Scouts of America, and Broadcast Yourself (part of Headlong Theater’s Decade). With Tala Manassah she has written The House, for Noor Theatre, After, and The Letter, which premiered in November 2012 at Golden Thread’s ReOrient Festival; Mona and Tala were in residence at Berkeley Rep’s  Ground Floor, where they worked on a musical play called The Wife. They were given an Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan commission to write a play about 1970s Iraq. Other commissions include Unseen, a play for South Coast Rep’s inaugural Crossroads program. 2012 Whiting Award. 2014 Middle East America Playwright Award. monamansour.com


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