Theatre Director & Playwright
Kareem Fahmy is a New York City-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.
Kareem has been named a 2020 TCG Rising Leader of Color and will participate in a yearlong program aimed at transforming the national theatre field into a more equitable, inclusive and diverse community.
JUNE, 2020 — JUNE 2021
TCG RISING LEADER OF COLOR
PRIDE PLAYS 2020 (New York, NY)
Kareem directs Omar Hantash's play Roof for Pride Plays 2020.
OREGON CONTEMPORARY THEATRE (Eugene, OR)
Kareem's play A Distinct Society will be getting a Zoom workshop and reading at Oregon Contemporary Theatre, directed by Giovanna Sardelli.
CAPITAL REPERTORY THEATRE (Albany)
Kareem's play A Distinct Society is the WINNER of the Capital Rep Next Act! New Play Summit and will be getting a Zoom reading directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian.
UNICORN THEATRE (Kansas City, MO)
Kareem's play Pareidolia is a finalist for Unicorn Theatre's In-Progress New Play Reading Series.
PRAISE FOR 'A DISTINCT SOCIETY'
Kareem's play A Distinct Society has received a number of accolades:
O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist
Bay Area Playwrights Festival Semi-Finalist
Part of New York Stage & Film's Winter Season
Premiere Stages New Play Festival Semi-Finalist
Kareem is the subject of the latest I INTERVIEW PLAYWRIGHTS blog by Adam Symkowicz.
Leila Buck & Babak Tafti in The In-Between