Sarah Fahmy
Theatre Lead
Lead Graduate Fellow 2021-22

Sarah Fahmy is a PhD candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies, a member of the Child Language Learning Lab in Speech and Language Hearing Sciences, and is pursuing the graduate certificate in Cognitive Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research investigates how young Egyptian women may utilize applied theatre, to engage with their cultural heritage as they author and embody their own decolonial identities. Sarah’s work has been recognized by the Egyptian government, and she recently presented at the Ministry of Expatriate Affairs’ “Egypt Can” conference. She is contributing to education reform through performance-based initiatives nationwide. She is one of the founding members of the Middle Eastern Theatre Focus group at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and author of the CU Boulder Middle Eastern North African Women Playwrights LibGuide, the first digital database of its kind around the world. At CU, Sarah has served as the president of the Graduate and Professional Student Government and worked on several university-wide strategic planning committees. As an applied theatre practitioner, she has co-facilitated and designed programs with SPEAK: a Young Women’s Vocal Empowerment nonprofit since 2017. She also performs with the CU Playback Ensemble, and applied theatre groups: Performers Without Borders, Inside the Greenhouse. She is also a co-founder of CU EnActs, a group that offers theatre-based workshops for STEM disciplines. In the Theatre and Dance department, Sarah has taught Theatre and Society, Global Theatre 1, and American Musical Theatre, and is currently the Center for Teaching and Learning Theatre Graduate Instructor lead. She has also served as the CU Boulder co-coordinator of the 4th Annual New Play Festival Co-Coordinator; the Assistant Production Coordinator for the 2018-19 Department of Theatre season, and the Assistant Director of the World Premiere production of Hecuba: A new translation by Diane Rayor.