Mona Mansour’s play The Hour of Feeling (directed by Mark Wing-Davey) just received its world premiere in the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of 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 before that was read in New Work Now at the Public, and developed at Ojai Playwrights Conference. Mona was a member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, and is currently a Playwright Fellow at the Lark. Other plays include Across the Water, Girl Scouts of America and Broadcast Yourself (part of Headlong Theater’s Decade, which premiered in London). She first started writing as a company member at L.A.’s Groundlings Theatre, performing in the Sunday show. Her work has been developed at Williamstown Theater Festival, New York Stage and Film, and Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab. Television credits include Dead Like Me and Queens Supreme. Newest works include a piece on journalist Anna Politkovskaya for Continuum Theater and The Letter, a short play that will premiere in November 2012 at Golden Thread’s ReOrient Festival. Honorable mention, 2010 Middle East America Playwright Award.