Kareem Fahmy




Kareem is a Canadian-born director and playwright of Egyptian descent. He is a 2017-2018 National Directors Fellow with The O’Neill/NNPN/The Kennedy Center/SDC. He has directed and co-conceived a number of world premiere productions including Sevan K. Greene’s This time (Rising Circle, New York Times Critics’ Pick), James Scruggs’s 3/Fifths (3LD, New York Times 5 Must-See Shows), Victor Lesniewski’s Couriers and Contrabands (TBG Theatre), and Nikkole Salter’s Indian Head (Luna Stage). Other work: Rohina Malik’s The Mecca Tales (New York and New Jersey premieres, Voyage Theater Company/Crossroads Theatre Company), Adam Kraar’s Alternating Currents (world premiere, Working Theater). Kareem has developed plays with New York Theatre Workshop (where he is a Usual Suspect), MCC, Second Stage, Soho Rep, New Dramatists, The Lark, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Sundance Institute Theatre, Target Margin Theater, The Civilians, Noor Theatre, Silk Road Rising, and Berkeley Rep. Kareem is currently a Resident Director at The Flea Theater, and is an alumnus of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, the Van Lier Directing Fellowship, and NTYW’s Emerging Artist Fellowship. He is also a founder of Maia Directors, a consulting group for organizations and artists engaging with Middle Eastern stories. MFA: Columbia University. www.KareemFahmy.com