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.

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 

OCTOBER, 2020

INTERNATIONAL VOICES PROJECT (Chicago) 

JULY, 2020

CAPITAL REPERTORY THEATRE (Albany) 

 

 

 

 

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

Kareem's play A Distinct Society is the WINNER of the Capital Rep Next Act! New Play Summit. An online reading, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, will be available to stream from 7/15 at 7pm ET to 7/16 at 10pm ET. To access the reading click here.

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Kareem's play A Distinct Society will be representing Canada in the 2020 International Voices Project. Produced in collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, Silk Road Rising, and Edmonton's Citadel Theatre, the play will be getting a Zoom reading on October 21st at 7pm Central Time, followed by a live Q&A with Kareem. To access the reading click here. It will be available to stream until October 24th. 

Leila Buck & Babak Tafti in The In-Between

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