Urge for Going

What do you do when the only way to live is to leave? Jamila, a studious 17-year-old Palestinian girl growing up in a Lebanese refugee camp, feverishly prepares for the university exam that is her only way out of the impoverished world she calls home. Part of a trilogy. Two women, four men.

PRODUCTIONS:

Public LAB Production, NYC, April 2011

Direction: Hal Brooks

Set Design: Jason Simms. Costume Design: Jenny Mannis. Lighting Design: Tyler Micoleau. Sound Design: Ryan Rumery.

Cast: Omid Ahtabi, Tala Ashe, Jacqueline Antaramian, Demosthenes Chrysan, Ramsey Faragallah, Ted Sod.
STILL 3

 

URGE 3

Tala Ashe, Ted Sod, Demosthenes Chyrsan, Ramsey Faragallah

STILL 2

Tala Ashe, Jacqueline Antaramian, Ramsey Faragallah

URGE 5

Omid Ahtabi, Tala Ashe

URGE 1

Ramsey Faragallah, Tala Ashe

 

Golden Thread, San Francisco, November 2013

Direction: Evren Odcikin

Set & Lighting Design: Kate Boyd. Costume Design: Michelle Mulholland. Sound Design: Brendan Aanes.

Cast: Munaf Alsafi, Camila Betancourt Ascencio, Tara Blau, Terry Lamb, Julian Lopez-Morillas and Wiley Naman Strasser.

3 Responses to “Urge for Going”

  1. Maria Cominis Glaudini August 25, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    I am very interested in reading your plays. I am an actor/director/professor at California State University Fullerton and always looking for interesting material. I read your interview in American Theatre by Caridad Svich and your subject matter intrigues me. My grandparents were Greeks born in Turkey and left before the population exchange so these themes run close to my veins. I am happy to purchase the plays if they are published and available. Thank you. Maria

  2. Arabology November 16, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    I interviewed Mona Mansour about this play during the Nov 14, 2013 of my weekly radio show Arabology. You can listen by clicking on arrow below or download at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s6-episode-7

  3. Arabology November 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    I interviewed Mona Mansour about this play during the Nov 14 episode of my weekly radio show ‘Arabology’. You can listen by clicking on arrow below or download at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s6-episode-7

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