Theatre Director & Playwright

Kareem Fahmy is a New York City-based theatre director, playwright, cultural consultant, and advocate. He was a 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab Fellow, the 2019 Phil Killian Directing Fellow at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and was a 2017-2018 National Directors Fellow. He is a co-founder of Maia Directors, a consulting group for organizations and artists engaging with stories from the Middle Eastern and beyond, and the co-chair of the Middle Eastern American Writers Lab at The Lark. Member: SDC.

Kareem has been named a 2020 TCG Rising Leader of Color and will participate in a yearlong program aimed at transforming the national theatre field into a more equitable, inclusive and diverse community.

JUNE, 2020 — JUNE 2021

TCG RISING LEADER OF COLOR 

JUNE, 2020
PRIDE PLAYS 2020 (New York, NY)

Kareem directs Omar Hantash's play Roof for Pride Plays 2020. 

JUNE, 2020
OREGON CONTEMPORARY THEATRE (Eugene, OR) 

Kareem's play A Distinct Society will be getting a Zoom workshop and reading at Oregon Contemporary Theatre, directed by Giovanna Sardelli.

JUNE, 2020
CAPITAL REPERTORY THEATRE (Albany) 

Kareem's play A Distinct Society is the WINNER of the Capital Rep Next Act! New Play Summit and will be getting a Zoom  reading directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian.

MAY, 2020
UNICORN THEATRE (Kansas City, MO) 

Kareem's play Pareidolia is a finalist for Unicorn Theatre's In-Progress New Play Reading Series.

WINTER/SPRING, 2020

PRAISE FOR 'A DISTINCT SOCIETY'

Kareem's play A Distinct Society has received a number of accolades: 

  • O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist

  • Bay Area Playwrights Festival Semi-Finalist 

  • Part of New York Stage & Film's Winter Season

  • Premiere Stages New Play Festival Semi-Finalist

 

FEBRUARY, 2020

Kareem is the subject of the latest I INTERVIEW PLAYWRIGHTS blog by Adam Symkowicz.  

Leila Buck & Babak Tafti in The In-Between

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