Twice, Thrice, Frice
August 05 - August 06, 2017
TWICE, THRICE, FRICE
Written by Fouad Teymour
Directed by Kareem Fahmy
Sunday, August 6 at 4:00pm
After news of an affair involving one of their husbands, long-held secrets begin to emerge in the lives of three Muslim women, threatening the friendship that binds them together. With humor and mischief, Twice, Thrice, Frice unleashes a debate about polygamy and fidelity, as each woman struggles with her sexuality and faith. Part of Silk Road Rising's "Crescent and Star Staged Reading Series: Arab and Muslim Journeys" series.
Fouad Teymour is a Chicago-based Egyptian American playwright. He was a Network Playwright at Chicago Dramatists from 2010-2017, and currently a member of the Writer’s Studio, and Playwrights of Three Cat. He is a board member for International Voices Project (IVP). His play Blue Fish in A Tall Clear Vase is being produced in November 2017 by Three Cat Productions, where he also was a member of the playwriting ensemble for The Other Side of Christmas 2016, and Holiday Stories 2015. Other performances/readings of his plays include: The Night Jesus Joined the Revolution (Silk Road Rising); An Afternoon With My Mother, Blue Fish in A Tall Clear Vase (Three Cat Productions), and several plays discussed in Chicago Dramatists First Draft series . His translation of Ahmed Serag's The Castle and The Sparrow (Arabic) was performed in IVP 2014 and published in June 2015 by Dar Ibda'a (Egypt). He has directed staged readings of 2 plays by Syrian playwright Mohamed Al-Attar (IVP 2015). Lately, Fouad has been passionately focused on the culturally accurate portrayal of Muslim and Arab characters in Chicago productions. In that vein he has collaborated on several projects, as cultural consultant, panelist, or workshop guest. Those include Mosque Alert, The Four Hijabs, Oh My Sweet Land (Silk Road Rising), Multitudes (Rasaka/Vitalist/IVP), Faceless (Northlight), Sumeida’s Song (Third Eye Theater Ensemble), and Skin for Skin (Theater Collective Agency).
Fouad is a Professor of Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Kareem Fahmy is a Canadian-born director of Egyptian descent who focuses on new play development. 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), Victor Lesniewski’s Couriers and Contrabands (TBG Theatre), Nikkole Salter’s Indian Head (Luna Stage), and James Scruggs’s 3/Fifths (3LD, New York Times 5 Must-See Shows). Kareem’s work as a playwright has been developed and produced at Noor Theatre, Rising Circle Theater Collective, The Lark, and Fault Line Theatre. Kareem is currently a Resident Director at The Flea Theater, a member of the Civilians R&D Group, and was a 2015 Director-in-Residence at The New Museum. He’s developed plays with organizations including New York Theatre Workshop, MCC, Second Stage, Soho Rep, New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Sundance Institute Theatre, Partial Comfort Productions, Fresh Ground Pepper, Ma-Yi, and Berkeley Rep. He 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. Kareem is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. He holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University. www.KareemFahmy.com