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Kareem Fahmy

Kareem Fahmy

Kareem Fahmy is a Canadian-born playwright and director of Egyptian descent and was a 2020 TCG Rising Leader of Color. Kareem’s plays, which include Dodi & DianaAmerican FastA Distinct Society, The TriumphantPareidoliaThe In-Between, and an adaptation of the acclaimed Egyptian novel The Yacoubian Building, have been developed or presented at The Atlantic Theater Company, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Northlight Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, Target Margin Theater, Fault Line Theater, Noor Theater, and more. He is currently under commission by Colt Coeur and Artists Repertory Theatre. Kareem has directed a number of world premiere productions including James Scruggs’s 3/Fifths (3LD, New York Times Top 5 Must-See Shows), Sevan K. Greene’s This Time (Sheen Center, New York Times Critics’ Pick), Bess Welden’s Refuge*Malja (Portland Stage), Adam Kraar’s Alternating Currents (Working Theater), Nikkole Salter’s Indian Head (Luna Stage), and Victor Lesniewski’s Couriers and Contrabands (TBG Theatre, also co-creator). He has been a fellow or resident artist at the Sundance Theatre Lab, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Phil Killian Directing Fellow), Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center (National Directors Fellow), Second Stage (Van Lier Directing Fellow), Soho Rep (Writer/Director Lab), Lincoln Center (Directors Lab), The New Museum (Artist-in-Residence), and New York Theater Workshop (Emerging Artist Fellow & Usual Suspect). He has developed new plays at theaters around the country, including MCC, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Dramatists, The Civilians, Geva Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, Silk Road Rising, and Berkeley Rep. Kareem is the co-founder of the Middle Eastern American Playwrights Lab at The Lark. MFA: Columbia University. kareemfahmy.com


last edited 9/16/2021

Kareem Fahmy Events
A Distinct Society
The Middle Eastern American Writers Lab Launch!
A Distinct Society
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