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 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]

JUNE 22 - JULY 23, 2023

A DISTINCT SOCIETY by Kareem Fahmy

Writers Theatre, Glencoe, IL

My Chicago debut as both director and playwright

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A quiet library that straddles the border of the U.S. and Canada becomes an unlikely crucible for five people from around the world. When an Iranian family, separated from one another by the "Muslim ban," uses the library as a meeting place, the head librarian, a U.S. border patrol officer and a local teenager must choose between breaking the law and saving themselves.

AMERICAN FAST | 2022 WOODWARD/NEWMAN AWARD

American Fast is the winner of the 2022 Woodward/Newman Award, named for Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman

JANUARY – JUNE, 2023 

AMERICAN FAST | NNPN ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE

Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, OR

City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

JANUARY – APRIL, 2023 

A DISTINCT SOCIETY | WORLD PREMIERE

Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City, UT

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA

A Distinct Society will receive a co-world premiere at Salt Lake City's Pioneer Theatre and Palo Alto's TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, directed by Giovanna Sardelli.

 

MARCH 2023 

AMERICAN FAST | CARDINAL STAGE

American Fast will receive a production at Bloomington, Indiana's Cardinal Stage, directed by Reena Dutt

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 National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere in the '22-'23 season. Directors: Chip Miller (Artists Rep), Jennifer Chang (City Theatre), Seth Rozin (InterAct)

 

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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