Director | Playwright | Screenwriter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kareem is a member of the WarnerMedia Access Writers Program and is a commissioned playwright at Artists Repertory Theatre, Colt Coeur, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. He is is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Middle Eastern American Writers Lab. Member: SDC.

Kareem is the creator of the BIPOC Director Database which can be accessed HERE. To read the American Theatre article about the Database, click HERE.

Kareem Fahmy

KAREEM FAHMY is a Canadian-born, New York-based theatre director, playwright, and screenwriter. He was named a TCG
"Rising Leader of Color
." He was a Janet Sloane Literature Fellow at Yaddo, a Classical Directing Fellow at The Old Globe, a Sundance Theatre Lab Fellow, the Phil Killian Directing Fellow at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and a National Directors Fellow.

JULY 2022 5-21, 2022

THE FIFTH DOMAIN by Victor Lesniewski

Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Shepherdstown, WV

An exciting world premiere

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Removed from his position at the National Security Agency, Troy latches onto a new opportunity—one he can’t refuse. But his eagerness blinds him to the unintended repercussions of cyberwar. Is cyberspace the battlefield of the future? Does our nation’s security depend on recognizing this threat? This thriller reflects on patriotism and government accountability in our digital age. [TICKETS]

2022 WOODWARD/NEWMAN AWARD

American Fast is the winner of the 2022 Woodward/Newman Award, named after the legendary Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, and will receive a 2023 production at Cardinal Stage in Bloomington, IN.

JANUARY 3 – 29, 2023 

AMERICAN FAST — ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE, PORTLAND, OR

APRIL 29 – MAY 21, 2023 

AMERICAN FAST — CITY THEATRE, PITTSBURGH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULY, 2021 – MARCH, 2022

WARNERMEDIA ACCESS WRITERS PROGRAM

CURRENT PLAYWRITING COMMISSIONS

ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE — Portland, OR 

American Fast

COLT COEUR — NYC 

Dodi & Diana

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE/SLOAN COMMISSION

Riparian States

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American Fast will receive a production in Artists Repertory Theatre's 22-23 season. Part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. [TICKETS]

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American Fast will receive a production in City Theatre's 22-23 season. Part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.

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Selected out of 3000 applicants, I'm thrilled to be a part of the 21-22 cohort of the WarnerMedia Access Writers Program, where I'm developing a new television pilot. This program aims to amplify under-represented voices in the world of TV writing. 

Justice Nnanna & Sammy Noor in The Triumphant