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

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

AMERICAN FAST
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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
 

Dodi & Diana
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.
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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 Distinct Society
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

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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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. 

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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.

Justice Nnanna & Sammy Noor in The Triumphant