[Philadelphia, PA] Written by Kareem Fahmy, “American Fast” centers on a top-ranked college basketball star leading her team into the finals.
Khady Salama, a 21-year-old sensation, is set to compete in the NCAA Women’s Championships. But, when March Madness coincides with Ramadan, Khady lies to her devout mother about holding her fast.
As the tournament unfolds, Khady becomes a role model for young Muslim women everywhere, except she’s lying about fasting.
Winning at all costs will force Khady to grapple with her faith and confront some uncomfortable truths about who she’s meant to be.
“American Fast” will be produced at Philadelphia’s InterAct Theatre Company June 2-25, 2023, as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partner theaters are City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh, PA) and Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR).
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