Kareem Fahmy is a Canadian-born screenwriter, playwright, and theatre director of Egyptian descent and was named a Rising Leader of Color by TCG. He is part of the inaugural cohort of the WarnerMedia Access Writers Program. His plays, which include American Fast, A Distinct Society, Dodi & Diana, Pareidolia, The In-Between, and an adaptation of the acclaimed novel The Yacoubian Building, have been developed at Atlantic Theatre Company, Denver Center, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Northlight Theatre, The Magic Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, New York Stage & Film, and more. Current commissions: Artists Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Colt Coeur. Former Sundance Theatre Lab Fellow, Yaddo Literature Fellow, Phil Killian Directing Fellow, and Co-founder/Chair of the Middle Eastern American Writers Lab. MFA (Theatre Directing), Columbia.
Khady Salama, a 21-year-old college basketball sensation, is set to compete in March Madness, which this year falls during Ramadan. Her religious mother expects her to fast — even on game days. As the tournament unfolds, Khady becomes a role model for young Muslim women everywhere, except she's lying about fasting.