Playwriting Master Class with Mona Mansour
Friday, June 23, 2017 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Walker Community Room
Get On Your Feet, Get Out of Your Way and Write
Playwright Mona Mansour presents “Get On Your Feet, Get Out of Your Way and Write,” at 1:00 a.m. in June 23 in the Fayetteville Public Library. Mansour, a participant in the 2017 Arkansas New Play Festival, will lead one of her signature workshops as a Traveling Master Playwright with the Dramatist Guild. Join her for an on-your-feet, writing experience. Exercises will lead to improvisations, which then will lead to pen and paper. Be prepared to be up on your feet and move around. You’ll do character work, narrative work, and above all, you will inhabit a space of spontaneity, where you will be encouraged to say yes to that first impulse, both onstage and on the page. Participants should come prepared with writing materials.
Class size will be limited and registration is required.
Mona Mansour is an American Playwright of Middle Eastern descent. She has been a member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, a Core Writer at The Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, and a Playwright Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center. She is currently a resident playwright at the New Dramatist Guild. In addition to her theater work, she has written for the television shows Queens Supreme and Dead Like Me. Among her many plays include: The Hour of Feeling, Urge for Going, Across the Water, Girl Scouts of America,The Way West, and The Letter, a play co-written with Tala Manassah. Her many awards include The Whiting Award in 2012, The SkyCooper New American Play Prize for The Way West and in 2014 the Middle East America Playwright Award.
Support for the Fayetteville Public Library and TheatreSquared is provided in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Deparment of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.