Mona’s play BEGINNING DAYS OF TRUE JUBILATION, directed by Scott Illingworth and conceived with her company SOCIETY, was part of New Ohio’s Ice Factory Digital Festival. THE VAGRANT TRILOGY was to make its NYC debut in March 2020 at the Public Theater, directed by Mark Wing-Davey; the production was postponed due to covid-19, and will resume at a future date. WE SWIM, WE TALK, WE GO TO WAR premiered at Golden Thread in 2018 (dir. Evren Odcikin). THE VAGRANT TRILOGY was presented at Mosaic Theater in June 2018 (dir. Wing-Davey). Of the trilogy: THE HOUR OF FEELING (dir. Wing-Davey) premiered at the Humana Festival at ATL, and an Arabic translation was presented at NYU Abu Dhabi, as part of its Arab Voices Festival in 2016. URGE FOR GOING: 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); Steppenwolf (dir. Amy Morton). UPCOMING: UNSEEN, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (dir. Odcikin).
Mona was a member of the Public’s Emerging Writers Group. With Tala Manassah she wrote DRESSING, part OF FACING OUR TRUTHS, commissioned by the New Black Festival. 2020 Kesselring Prize, 2020 Helen Merrill Award, 2012 Whiting Award. 2014 Middle East America Playwright Award, MacDowell Colony 2018, New Dramatists Class of 2021.
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