Sunday, June 11, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wilma Studio, 265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

Directing Intensive with Fadi Skeiker

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Take your creative work to the next level with University of the Arts professor Fadi Skeiker, who directed the Wilma’s unforgettable production of Kiss.

This workshop will explore characters’ physical gestures and signatures. Following a vocal and physical warmup, participants will direct each other to sculpt memorable and rich characters in space together.

Limited spots available! All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to attend, as the class will build upon basic concepts. Ages 18 and up only.


Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Sarah Gliko, Justin Jain, and Taysha Marie Canales in KISS. Photo by Johanna Austin.


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.