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The Vagrant Trilogy - 2020 - New York Tickets, News, Info & More

Mona Mansour, award-winning playwright and alum of The Public’s Emerging Writer’s Group, delves into the Palestinian struggle for home and identity in THE VAGRANT TRILOGY, a single epic story told in three parts.

In 1967, Adham, a Palestinian Wordsworth scholar, goes to London with his new wife to deliver a lecture. When war breaks out at home, he must decide in an instant what to do – a choice that will affect the rest of his life. The two parts that follow explore alternate realities based on that decision. Each part in the trilogy speaks to the others, together painting a rare and moving picture of Palestinian displacement and a refugee’s life of permanent impermanence.

Featuring six actors in nineteen different roles, Mansour’s drama spans four decades and three generations of a family uprooted by war and politics. Obie Award winner and Drama Desk Award nominee Mark Wing-Davey directs this sweeping new epic about the poetry and pain of losing the place called home.

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022
Seattle Rep announced that Broadway-alum Cassie Beck (The Rose Tattoo; What the Constitution Means to Me national tour) will lead Seattle Rep's upcoming production of What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck and directed by Oliver Butler.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2020
The 2020 Kesselring Prize for playwriting-a $25,000 award given annually to an outstanding playwright deserving of national recognition-will be given this year to Mona Mansour, it has been announced by The National Arts Club, which has bestowed the award since 1980.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022
Production photos have been released for the Off-Broadway stage premiere of The Kilbane’s soaring and dynamic indie rock musical Weightless, which is now in previews at WP Theater for a limited engagement through October 16th, 2022. See the photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022
Soho Rep will present Montag, written by Kate Tarker, directed by Dustin Wills and with original opera music by Daniel Schlosberg. The world premiere production of Montag runs October 12–November 13 at Soho Rep.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 25, 2019
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced his plans for Keen's Playwrights Lab, including readings from this year's participants as well as the playwrights for the 2020 Lab.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2021
Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere production of English, written by Sanaz Toossi, directed by Knud Adams, and co-produced by Roundabout Theatre Company (Roundabout Underground).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
The Alliance for Downtown New York in association with En Garde Arts announced today casting for Downtown Stories: Dreams from New York´s Oldest Streets, premiering Wednesday June 8 and running through Saturday June 25, 2022.
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022
Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.
by - May 2, 2022
Special Offer - Learn More About THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at The Public
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 13, 2022
Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. Today's episode features Mona Monsour! Mona Monsour's THE VAGRANT TRILOGY made its New York City debut in April 2022 at the Public Theater, directed by Mark Wing-Davey.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022
Playwrights Horizons today announced an additional one-week extension of Sanaz Toossi’s Wish You Were Here, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, to June 5.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2022
​​​​​​​Dramaten (The Royal Dramatic Theatre of Sweden), The Earth Commons-Georgetown University's Institute for Environment and Sustainability, The Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC, and The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics announce the launch of We Hear You-A Climate Archive, co-conceived by Caitlin Nasema Cassidy and Jacob Hirdwall.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
The Public Theater will begin performances for the New York premiere of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY on Friday, April 8 with a Joseph Papp Free Performance, after the cancellation of the 2020 production just five days before the first performance and a two-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022
The imminent start of the 2022 Oregon Shakespeare Festival season—Artistic Director Nataki Garrett’s first full season—marks a celebratory return to repertory producing. The 2022 lineup features eight on-stage plays and musicals, from classic Shakespeare to works by some of today’s most exciting playwrights.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 19, 2019
The Tank will present the World Premiere of I thought I would die but I didn't by Bailey Williams (Buffalo Bailey's Ranch for Gay Horses, Troubled Teen Girls and Other: a 90 Minute Timeshare Presentation at the 2018 Exponential Festival), directed by Sarah Blush (Sehnsucht at JACK), at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), May 9-23.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022
PlayCo today announced the cast and creative team for its first in-person production since the fall before the pandemic: the U.S. premiere of Ebru Nihan Celkan’s Will You Come With Me?, directed by Keenan Tyler Oliphant, May 4-June 5 at MITU580.
by Alan Henry - Mar 13, 2020
Which productions are currently running, cancelled, and postponed in NYC? We've got a comprehensive list of all the changes.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022
Mosaic Theater Company of DC is proud to announce its compelling 2022/23 season, the first season selected and planned by Mosaic’s new Artistic Director, Reginald L. Douglas.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2020
The Public Theater will begin performances for the New York premiere of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY, a Public Theater commission, written by Emerging Writers Group alumna Mona Mansour on Tuesday, March 17 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview in the Public's LuEsther Hall.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 6, 2019
Public Theater announced the line-up today for The Public's 2019-20 Season 
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2018
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) will present Middle Eastern MixFest, a series of free readings co-curated by playwrights Mona Mansour and Heather Raffothat will run Wednesday, August 8th through Thursday, August 16th at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2020
Six American playwrights have won a total of $150,000 as the 2020 winners of The New York Community Trust's Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting. The winners are Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Kimber Lee, Donja R. Love, Mona Mansour, Diana Oh, and Sung Rno.
by Rachael Goldberg - Jun 14, 2018
The tone for Mona Mansour's three-plays is set with two words projected onto a spinning set piece: “It's complicated.” It is. It's very complicated. But sometimes complicated can be a beautiful thing.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2021
As part of this program, each artist is commissioned to create work in the medium of their choice that reflects and responds to key ideas and narratives swirling at the center of contemporary American culture through their own specific Middle Eastern lenses.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2020
New Ohio Theatre has announced that the 27th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival will be live-streamed online for the first time, and will feature four new works over four weeks, July 24 - August 15, 2020.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 31, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of The Great Wave written by Francis Turnly and directed by Mark Wing-Davey.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2020
New Ohio Theatre's 27th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival opens tonight. The festival will be live-streamed online for the first time, and will feature four new works over four weeks, July 24 - August 15, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2020
The Public Theater announced today the 10 new playwrights for the 2020-2022 Emerging Writers Group. Now in its eighth cycle, the Emerging Writers Group is an ongoing initiative that targets playwrights at the earliest stages of their career, creating an artistic home and offering support and resources for a group of up-and-coming playwrights.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2022
Atlantic Theater Company is presenting the world premiere production of English, written by Sanaz Toossi, directed by Knud Adams, and co-produced by Roundabout Theatre Company (Roundabout Underground).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2020
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today the spring Public Forum and Public Shakespeare Initiative line-up that will explore the intersection of art, ideas, and action and illuminate the study and performance of Shakespeare's works.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2020
Playwright Mona Mansour and director Scott Illingworth have announced the founding of the new theatre company, Society.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2022
The Public Theater announced casting today for the New York premiere of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY, a Public Theater commission written by Emerging Writers Group alumna Mona Mansour and directed by Obie Award winner Mark Wing-Davey.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2022
The Huntington announces Heidi Schreck's Tony Award nominated play and Pulitzer Prize finalist What the Constitution Means to Me, a Broadway hit that is now on its national tour. The production runs from February 22 to March 20, 2022 at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2020
Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for March -their directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams have 50% of the positions filled with women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists (directors, designers, and playwrights).
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2020
Head inside rehearsals fpr Mona Mansour's THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at the Public Theater!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022
Atlantic Theater Company has announced an extension for the world premiere production of English, written by Sanaz Toossi, directed by Knud Adams, and co-produced by Roundabout Theatre Company.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2021
The 2020 Kesselring Prize for playwriting—a $25,000 award given annually to an outstanding playwright deserving of national recognition—is to be presented to Mona Mansour by The National Arts Club during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022
Atlantic Theater Company is presenting the world premiere production of English, written by Sanaz Toossi, directed by Knud Adams, and co-produced by Roundabout Theatre Company (Roundabout Underground).
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2019
Geva Theatre Center unveils the play chosen for Plays in Progress 2019 to be held in the Fielding Stage at 7pm on February 25. Plays in Progress are vibrant and innovative plays by some of the most exciting playwrights working today. Through Geva's Plays in Progress program, writers can hear their work performed, discuss the play with the audience and then continue to work on the play to its next level.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2019
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY, a Public Theater commission, written by Emerging Writers Group Alumna Mona Mansour. Directed by Mark Wing-Davey, THE VAGRANT TRILOGY begins performances in the LuEsther Hall on Tuesday, March 17 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview performance, and will run through Sunday, April 26 with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 1.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022
Weightless will play a limited engagement from September 17–October 16, 2022 at WP Theater, with support from piece by piece productions. The off-Broadway stage premiere of this soaring and dynamic indie rock musical follows the smash success of Weightless on screen, which was reconceived for film and live-streamed by WP in a limited run in 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public’s 2021-22 Season, returning to their landmark home on 425 Lafayette Street after the year-long pandemic shutdown with a robust slate of new productions and ongoing  programming.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 10, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company announces a new initiative to support women playwrights, The Trish Vradenburg Play Commission. The Commission will honor the late Vradenburg's creative wit and contributions to the arts by providing resources and support for emerging women playwrights locally and nationally.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2020
Parity Productions is aiming to update New Yorkers with what productions have been postponed and not canceled, while honoring those that were forced to close due to COVID-19 in its monthly list of Qualifying Productions.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2022
The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees and we've got all the nominations for for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
Playwrights Horizons today announced a one-week extension of Sanaz Toossi’s Wish You Were Here, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, to May 29. Wish You Were Here chronicles 13 years of everyday life through the Iranian Revolution and Iran-Iraq War, as best friends forever become friends long lost, scattered and searching for home.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
Astoria Performing Arts Center, in association with Dutch Kills Warehouse and Lawryn LaCroix, will present the U.S. premiere of Buggy Baby by Josh Azouz, which marks the playwright’s American debut.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
The New York premiere production of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY is being presented at The Public Theater. THE VAGRANT TRILOGY is a Public Theater commission written by Emerging Writers Group alumna Mona Mansour and directed by Obie Award winner Mark Wing-Davey.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2019
be mean to me, a new play by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, will make it's premiere at the IATI Theatre and run April 18th-April 27th. This production is directed by Sarah Blush.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2020
Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, have announced PLAY AT HOME, a series of micro-commissioned short plays. The first of the commissioned plays will be available today, Wednesday, April 1, for the public to download, read and perform at home.