The Vagrant Trilogy

2f, 4m


The Vagrant Trilogy
1. the hour of feeling
2. the vagrant
3. urge for going

The manuscript is available now while the TRW Plays Acting Edition is being prepared.

Mona Mansour, award-winning playwright and alumna of The Public’s Emerging Writers 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 19 different roles, Mansour’s drama spans four decades and three generations of a family uprooted by war and politics.

“Politics is the family at breakfast. Who is there, and who is absent and why. Who misses whom when the coffee is poured into the waiting cups. Where are your children who have gone forever from these, their usual chairs?”

– Mourid Barghouti, I Saw Ramallah

Casting & Production


The trilogy can be done with four men (late 20s to 50s)and two women (same), preferably all Middle Eastern.

From the Playwright

“One of the great joys of seeing this work develop is realizing that something exciting happens when you have actors of color play the white people in England. This also means the casting can be flexible –everyone can play older and younger than they actually are.”

– Playwright Mona Mansour