Theatre Director & Playwright
Kareem Fahmy is a New York City-based theatre director, playwright, cultural consultant, and advocate. He is a 2020 TCG Rising Leader of Color. In 2019 he was a Sundance Theatre Lab Fellow as well as the Phil Killian Directing Fellow at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He was a 2017-2018 National Directors Fellow. Kareem 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
CAPITAL REPERTORY THEATRE (Albany)
THE NEW GROUP (NYC)
PRIDE PLAYS 2020 (New York, NY)
Kareem directs Omar Hantash's play Roof for Pride Plays 2020.
OREGON CONTEMPORARY THEATRE (Eugene, OR)
Kareem's play A Distinct Society will be getting a workshop and live Zoom reading on 6/22 at 8pm ET/5pm PT via Oregon Contemporary Theatre, directed by Giovanna Sardelli. Info & link to access the reading here.
UNICORN THEATRE (Kansas City, MO)
Kareem's play Pareidolia is a finalist for Unicorn Theatre's In-Progress New Play Reading Series.
PRAISE FOR 'A DISTINCT SOCIETY'
Kareem's play A Distinct Society has received a number of accolades:
Winner: Capital Rep Next Act! New Play Summit
Semi-Finalist: O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
Semi-Finalist: Bay Area Playwrights Festival
Semi-Finalist: Premiere Stages New Play Festival
Part of New York Stage & Film's Winter Season
Kareem's play A Distinct Society is the WINNER of the Capital Rep Next Act! New Play Summit. An online reading, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, will be available to stream from 7/15 at 7pm ET to 7/16 at 10pm ET. To access the reading click here.
Kareem's directs an online reading of Rae Binstock's That Heaven's Vault Should Crack for The New Group's Facing the Rising Tide:
a free digital festival of play readings and conversations about environmental racism, the climate crisis and hope. The live reading takes places on 7/22 at 7pm. More info here.
AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE
THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA
I INTERVIEW PLAYWRIGHTS
Leila Buck & Babak Tafti in The In-Between