Fadi Skeiker is a Syrian theatre practitioner/scholar/educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he is Associate Professor of Theatre at University of the Arts teaching directing, theatre collaboration, and script analysis. He holds a BA from The Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Damascus, Syria, an MA from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in from the University of Texas at Austin. His practical work includes more than a decade of applied theatre work with refugees and other marginalized communities in countries such as Jordan, Egypt, German, Portugal, and the U.S. Fadi’s extensive applied theatre provided the context for his 2020 Routledge publication, Syrian Refugees, Applied Theatre, Workshop Facilitation, and Stories: While They Were Waiting. Prior to joining the UArts community, Fadi held faculty appointments at the University of Jordan in Jordan and University of Minho in Portugal and was a visiting researcher at Free University of Berlin in Germany. His recent directing credits include Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco and I Want a Country by Andreas Flourakis.