Director | Playwright | Screenwriter
He 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 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.
It's a thrill to announce that the '22-'23 theatre season features:
World Premieres of three of my plays.
Eight productions of my plays nationwide.
My debut production as a playwright in New York City.
My Chicago debut as both director and playwright.
DODI & DIANA
New York City | OCT 1-29, 2022 | World Premiere
COLT COEUR | directed by ADRIENNE CAMPBELL-HOLT
Portland, OR | JAN 3-29, 2023 | Rolling World Premiere
ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE | directed by CHIP MILLER
Bloomington, IN | MAR 2-APR 8, 2023
CONSTELLATION STAGE & SCREEN | directed by REENA DUTT
Pittsburgh, PA | APR 29-MAY 21, 2023 | Rolling World Premiere
CITY THEATRE | directed by JENNIFER CHANG
Philadelphia, PA | Jun. 2-25, 2023 | Rolling World Premiere
INTERACT THEATRE | directed by SETH ROZIN
A DISTINCT SOCIETY
Salt Lake City, UT | JAN 27-FEB 11, 2023 | Co-World Premiere
PIONEER THEATRE | directed by GIOVANNA SARDELLI
Palo Alto, CA | APR 5-30, 2023 | Co-World Premiere
THEATREWORKS SILICON VALLEY | directed by GIOVANNA SARDELLI
Glencoe, IL | JUN 22-JUL 23, 2023 | Midwest Premiere
WRITERS THEATRE | directed by KAREEM FAHMY
A husband and wife travel to Paris to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, unearthing an uncanny connection to the star-crossed lovers that will alter the trajectory of their marriage.
Twenty-one-year-old college basketball sensation Khady Salama makes it to March Madness, only to become a flashpoint of controversy when she lies about observing the Muslim fast while competing in the tournament.
A sleepy library that straddles the U.S./Canada border becomes an unlikely crucible for five people from around the world when families separated by the “Muslim ban” begin using the library as a meeting place.
AMERICAN FAST | 2022 WOODWARD/NEWMAN AWARD
American Fast is the winner of the 2022 Woodward/Newman Award, named for Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman
NYSCA/NYFA ARTIST FELLOW IN PLAYWRITING
JULY, 2021 – MARCH, 2022
WARNERMEDIA ACCESS WRITERS PROGRAM
ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE — Portland, OR
COLT COEUR — NYC
Dodi & Diana
ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE/SLOAN COMMISSION
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.
I’m proud to be a 2022 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Playwriting. I look forward to using the unrestricted cash award to support the development of my new plays.
New Play Shines Light on Erasure of Dodi Fayed
AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE
Meet the Leaders Who Are Already Reshaping the Field
THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA
An interview with playwright & director Kareem Fahmy
Kareem Fahmy on Bringing More Middle Eastern & Muslim Stories on Stage
Leila Buck & Babak Tafti in The In-Between