Professor of Theatre
Full Time Faculty
Fadi Skeiker is a theatre artist, a scholar, and an educator with a keen focus on theater's intersections with social justice and the experiences of diasporic communities. Fadi possesses degrees from the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Damascus, Syria; Damascus University; Emerson College; and The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Ph.D. in Theater from the Performance as Public Practice program. As a director, applied theatre practitioner, researcher, and author, Fadi is renowned for utilizing the power of theatre to address pressing social issues and foster personal growth.
Across his various roles—be it directing, leading theatre workshops, or conducting research—Fadi consistently strives to amplify the voices of historically marginalized and socially disadvantaged communities, particularly those who have been displaced or live within diasporic contexts. His impactful work spans multiple countries, including Jordan, Portugal, and Germany.
Fadi's comprehensive engagement in applied theatre laid the foundation for many of his research papers and to his 2021 Routledge publication titled Syrian Refugees, Applied Theatre, Workshop Facilitation, and Stories: While They Were Waiting. Among his recent directing accomplishments are notable productions including Eugène Ionesco's "Rhinoceros," Andreas Flourakis's "I Want a Country," and Guillermo Calderon's "Kiss."
Prior to his association with Fordham University, Fadi held faculty appointments at The University of the Jordan (Jordan), The University of Minho (Portugal), and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Additionally, he enriched his academic journey as an Erasmus research fellow at the Free University of Berlin."