Sarah Fahmy
PhD Student

University Theatre Building, 261 UCB
Theatre Graduate Office, Room C1B86

Spring 2021 Office Hours
Mondays 1pm - 3pm on Zoom

Sarah Fahmy is a schol-artist, facilitator, educator and activist. She holds Bachelor degrees in Arts Administration and Theatre, with a minor in Studio Art (Fiber) from the University of Kentucky (2017), and an MA in Theatre and Performance Studies from CU Boulder (2019). A native of Alexandria, Egypt, her research focuses on the performativity of postcolonial Egyptian identities, and interdisciplinary applied theatre techniques for young women's vocal empowerment and participation in sustainable development. 

Her MA Thesis: "Vocal Empowerment for Young Egyptian Women: Increasing Contributions to Sustainable Development" was based on qualitative and quantitative data collected from facilitating the SPEAK Vocal Empowerment curriculum with 55 participants in Egypt in 2018. She was invited to participate in the Egyptian Ministry of Expatriate Affairs’ “Egypt Can” conference in 2019 and is currently working with several ministry offices to implement an after school, applied theatre program focusing on sustainable development.

Sarah has presented her work at numerous academic conferences, including ATHE, ASTR, MATC, A2RU and is one of the founding members of the Middle Eastern Theatre Focus Group at ATHE. 

At CU Boulder, she is the President of the United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS), a founding member and is on the executive board of the Colorado Federation of Graduate Students, and serves on the executive committee of the Strategic Facilities Visioning Committee. In the past she served as the VP of External Affairs, and the VP of Communications both with UGGS. Within the THDN department, she served as the 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. She is also a member of CU Boulder Groups: Inside the Greenhouse,  Performers Without Borders, and is the co-founder of CU EnActs.