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 “To truly laugh, you must be able to 

 take your pain and play with it”  

 – Charlie Chaplin 

ACTING TO ME has always been a channel for healing therapeutic expression. I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt and after some challenging experiences, I began to improvise and create different character scenarios  as a method to escape, which allowed me to discover the potential benefits of acting as a tool for self-growth and emotional consolation. I became obsessed with the science behind this, what is it about playing pretend that makes me feel more alive? What about acting makes me more in harmony with the deeper layers of my own humanity? I began to try and seek the answers.  

MY TRAJECTORY ultimately led me to graduate from Boston University’s School of Theatre with a BFA in Acting and a musical theatre concentration, where I am the School of Theatre Prize recipient. I also received a Certificate in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). I'm grateful to have collaborated on various film/stage productions, including The New Tenant, a short film that won the President’s Award at Emerson College and played at numerous festivals including the Hollywood Arab Film Festival, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, and the Festival del Cinema di Cefalù in Italy, Roses and Red Noses, a clown short that won Best Picture at the Redstone Film Festival and won awards at the Independent Shorts Awards in LA, Hamlet with the Oxford Shakespeare Company in Denmark, Incels & Other Myths at the Boston Playwrights Theatre, As You Like It  with the Actors Shakespeare Project, Wild Goose Dreams directed by Seonjae Kim at Speakeasy Stage Company in Boston, the acclaimed production of The Band’s Visit  at the Huntington Theatre Company, and the upcoming short film Shadow of the Sun. Most recently, I played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet: What's In a Name at the Prague Shakespeare Company, which was double billed with Lisa Wolpe's notable Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender at the Prague National Estates Theatre. I also wrapped a guest star role on the upcoming Amazon Prime's The Terminal List: Dark Wolf. 

I AM CONSTANTLY CURIOUS and on the hunt to better understand what it means to be human through the magic of play, and how that transformational process can potentially change the lives of those watching. Ultimately, whether through comedy or drama, classical or contemporary, film or theatre, I hope to use the masks of different characters and the lens of different stories as vessels to help audiences heal and in the process, give full expression to my inner child.

 

WHEN I'M NOT ACTING OR WRITING, you can find me somewhere in nature, hiking with friends. I also love to play squash, do kundalini yoga,  kickboxing, and Qigong. Most importantly, the beach is the fuel to my soul. I could spend the rest of my life watching sunrises and sunsets along the Mediterranean Sea. 

Awards/Latest News

Apr 17, 2024

Latest Role

Recently completed filming major guest star role opposite Taylor Kitsch on the upcoming Amazon Prime's "The Terminal List: Dark Wolf," directed by Fred E. Toye, produced by David DiGilio, Chris Pratt and Antoine Fuqua, along with a cast including Chris, Tom Hopper, Luke Hemsworth, and Dar Salim.

Latest Role

Apr 11, 2024

Speakeasy Stage Thomas Derrah Emerging Artist Award

"Fady's pride and passion for his craft is apparent in the work he does, first performing in Wild Goose Dreams and then in The Band's Visit. His talent and dedication to the art shines, he lights up every room he enters, and is deeply supportive of those around him" - John Kuntz, Thomas Derrah, Paul Daigneault, David Beardsley

Speakeasy Stage Thomas Derrah Emerging Artist Award
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