Theatre Director & Playwright
FEB 27, 2020: A DISTINCT SOCIETY BY KAREEM FAHMY
NEW YORK STAGE & FILM WINTER SEASON AT THE LARK
Taylor Reynolds directs a staged reading of my latest play. 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," use the library as a meeting place, the head librarian, a U.S. border patrol officer, and a local teenager have to choose between breaking the law and saving themselves.
FEB 7–MAR 8, 2020: MOTHER ROAD BY OCTAVIO SOLIS
ARENA STAGE, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Thrilled to be re-teaming with Bill Rauch as the Associate Director on Octavio Solis' stunning sequel to Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.
APR 22–28, 2020: FURTHER THAN THE FURTHEST THING BY ZINNIE HARRIS
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NYC
I'll be directing the 2nd year Grad Acting students in this exciting play. Further Than The Furthest Thing is a beautifully drawn story evoking the sadness and beauty of a civilisation in crisis.On a remote island in the middle of the Atlantic secrets are buried. When the outside world comes calling, intent on manipulation for political and economic reasons, the islanders find their own world blown apart from the inside as well as beyond.
Kareem is an NYC-based theatre director, playwright, cultural consultant, and advocate He was a 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab Fellow, the 2019 Phil Killian Directing Fellow at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and was a 2017-2018 National Directors Fellow. He 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.
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FEB 17, 2020
Kareem is the subject of the latest I INTERVIEW PLAYWRIGHTS blog by Adam Symkowicz.
Kareem will be one of 25 playwrights participating in the 2020 Banff Playwrights Lab at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity where he'll be working on A Distinct Society.
A Distinct Society is a Semi-Finalist for the 2020 Premiere Plays Festival at Premiere Stages.
Leila Buck & Babak Tafti in The In-Between