Theatre Director & Playwright

Kareem Fahmy is a New York City-based theatre director, playwright, cultural consultant, and advocate. He is a 2020 TCG Rising Leader of Color and will be a 2021 Literature Resident at Yaddo. In 2019 he was a  Sundance Theatre Lab Fellow as well as the Phil Killian Directing Fellow at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He was a 2017-2018 National Directors Fellow. Kareem 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.

MAY 8, 2021

A DISTINCT SOCIETY 

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY 12, 2021

A DISTINCT SOCIETY 

Citadel Theatre

A Distinct Society comes to my home country of Canada with this virtual reading as part of Citadel Theatre's Collider Festival of New plays, featuring an all-Canadian cast, directed by Kareem. —> RSVP

MAY 16, 2021

A DISTINCT SOCIETY 

Northlight Theatre 

A Distinct Society comes back to the Chicago area with this virtual reading at Northlight Theatre, featuring a fantastic Chicago cast, directed by Kareem. —> RSVP

JUNE, 2020 — JUNE 2021

TCG RISING LEADER OF COLOR 

THE BIPOC DIRECTOR DATABASE

Kareem created the BIPOC Director Database which can be accessed HERE. To read the American Theatre article about the Database, click HERE.

WINTER/SPRING, 2020

PRAISE FOR 'A DISTINCT SOCIETY'

Kareem's play A Distinct Society has received a number of accolades: 

  • Winner: Capital Rep Next Act! New Play Summit

  • Finalist: National New Play Network Showcase

  • Semi-Finalist: O'Neill National Playwrights Conference

  • Semi-Finalist: Bay Area Playwrights Festival

  • Semi-FinalistPremiere Stages New Play Festival

  • Part of New York Stage & Film's Winter Season

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A Distinct Society is part of regional Tony Award-Winning TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's New Works Festival. Tune in for a virtual reading directed by Giovanna Sardelli.

—> RSVP

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Kareem is a 2020 TCG Rising Leader of Color and has participated in a yearlong program aimed at transforming the national theatre field into a more equitable, inclusive and diverse community.

Leila Buck & Babak Tafti in The In-Between