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PLAYS

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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.

Productions

COLT COEUR, NYC  World Premiere (Oct 2022)

Development

SOUTH CAROLINA NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

THE MAGIC THEATRE, San Francisco

Awards & Recognitions

FINALIST: O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2022

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"A tense, engrossing, and astute study of the mysteries of a marriage; the playwright demonstrates a particular skill at doling out insightful nuggets." — The New Yorker

American Fast

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.

Productions

ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE, Portland, OR (Jan 2023)*

CONSTELLATION STAGE & SCREEN, Bloomington, IN (Mar 2023)

CITY THEATRE, Pittsburgh, PA (Apr 2023)*

INTERACT THEATRE, Philadelphia, PA (June 2023)*

* Rolling World Premiere

Development

COLORADO NEW PLAY SUMMIT, Denver Center, CO 

CAPITAL REPERTORY THEATRE, Albany, NY 

UC SANTA BARBARA LAUNCH PAD SERIES

Awards & Recognitions

WINNER: Woodward/Newman Award, 2022

WINNER: Capital Repertory Next Act! New Play Summit, 2021

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"In [Fahmy's] skillful hands, American Fast entertains and enlightens, and is never preachy, as it races through an imaginary March Madness in a very American Ramadan." 

Portland Tribune

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.

Productions

PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY, Salt Lake City, UT (Jan 2023)*

THEATREWORKS SILICON VALLEY, Palo Alto, CA (Apr 2023)*

WRITERS THEATRE, Glencoe, IL (June 2023) — Midwest Premiere

* Co-World Premiere

Development

CITADEL THEATRE, Edmonton, AB 

NORTHLIGHT THEATRE, Skokie, IL

INTERNATIONAL VOICES PROJECT, Chicago, IL

OREGON CONTEMPORARY THEATRE, Eugene, OR

CAPITAL REPERTORY THEATRE, Albany, NY

NEW YORK STAGE & FILM, NYC

THE LARK, NYC 

Awards & Recognitions

WINNER: Capital Repertory Next Act! New Play Summit, 2020

FINALIST: Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship, 2020

SEMI-FINALIST: O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2020

SEMI-FINALIST: Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2020

SEMI-FINALIST: Premiere Stages New Play Festival, 2020

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"[The play] weaves a tale that is, at turns, heartwarming, funny, frightening, and sad. Fahmy’s adept storytelling brings all of these layers together into a particularly powerful message." 

Front Row Reviewers

The Yacoubian Building

Based on the bestselling novel by Alaa Al Aswany, this sweeping tale tracks the intersecting lives of Egyptian citizens of different religions, genders, sexual orientations, and class backgrounds who live and work in the titular building – a microcosm of an Egypt infested with corruption, discrimination, despair, and ugliness.

Development

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY, NYC 

LaGUARDIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, NYC

THE DRAMA LEAGUE, NYC

 

Awards & Recognitions

SEMI-FINALIST: O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2019

SEMI-FINALIST: Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2019

The Triumphant

Trapped in a prison in an unknown location, a group of gay men conjure the fantastical stories of Sindbad the Sailor as they await their uncertain future. Based on interviews conducted with members of the LGBTQ community in Egypt.

Development & Production

TARGET MARGIN THEATER, NYC — Workshop Production (June 2018)

Pareidolia

Mal, a gay Egyptian-American, gets drawn into a virtual game of cat and mouse by an online suitor who may not be what he appears.

Development

FAULT LINE THEATRE, NYC 

THE LARK, NYC 

RISING CIRCLE THEATER COLLECTIVE, NYC 

Awards & Recognitions

FINALIST: Unicorn Theatre In-Progress New Play Reading Series, 2020

The In-Between

When Nabil, an Egyptian revolutionary fleeing Cairo after the 2011 uprising, arrives in New York to stay with his American-born cousin, he is unwittingly carrying a demonic force that will threaten all he touches.

Development & Production

NOOR THEATRE, NYC — Workshop Production (May 2014)

TV PILOTS

All Our Pretty Songs

Hour Long Drama

Genre: coming-of-age; revenge thriller; mystery; international

After committing a horrific crime, a wily 18-year-old Egyptian street urchin flees Cairo for Los Angeles to unravel a mystery: is he the long-lost son of a dead American rock icon?

Developed as part of the WarnerMedia Access Writers Program 21-22

Sentinel

Hour Long Drama

Genre: family drama; political thriller; international

Marine-turned-journalist Duncan Hearn, the Cairo Bureau Chief of a major U.S. newspaper, struggles to raise a stable American family in an increasingly unstable Middle East.

Awards & Recognitions

FINALIST: Sundance Episodic Lab, 2021

Leila Buck & Babak Tafti in The In-Between

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