About Fouad Teymour

Fouad Teymour is a Chicago-based Egyptian American playwright. He is a member of  Playwrights of Three Cat, Chicago Dramatists the Writer’s Studio (Network Playwright 2010-2017), and a board member for International Voices Project (IVP). He is thrilled to be back at Three Cat Productions were he has previously collaborated on The Other Side of Christmas (2016), and Holiday Stories (2015), and where his plays Blue Fish in A Tall Clear Vase (2017) and An Afternoon With My Mother (2015) were featured in the Chicago New Work Festival. Recently, his play Twice, Thrice, Frice (August 2017) was part of the Crescent and Star Staged Reading Series at Silk Road Rising, where his play The Night Jesus Joined the Revolution was also featured in 2012. 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). To honor his friend Maryam Gaber, whose painting inspired this play, he has named the main character after her. The character is fictional in every other regard. Fouad is a Professor of Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology.