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Getting to Know Fareeda

Writer. Actress. Singer. Strategist.

WRITER. Fareeda's written work spans film, TV, radio, poetry, op-eds, and the stage. In 2020, she had virtual readings of her full-length plays "Misconception" and "A Thing of Beauty" and for her original TV pilot "The Zodiac Club." Her latest short plays "A Divine Comedy" and "The Olympians" (featured in Time Out New York) were performed via livestream for TBTB in 2020. She has completed multiple playwriting workshops through The New Group. 

ACTRESS AND SINGER. See Fareeda's profile on Backstage. She continues to study acting at HB Studio, and voice at Performers' Career Center and the Juilliard School

STRATEGIST. The past decade has taken Fareeda from Wall Street to Silicon Valley to Madison Avenue, and now to the heart of Silicon Alley, where she advises leading media and entertainment companies on strategic innovation. She currently serves on the board of New York's Off Broadway "Theatre Breaking Through Barriers," which aims to integrate artists with disabilities in groundbreaking stage work. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of two tech startups.

Fareeda holds a BA from Barnard College (Summa Cum Laude), and an MBA from Stanford University.    ​

 

She lives in her hometown of New York, NY.

 
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Projects

Original Plays and Teleplays

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The Nightingale

Full-length Drama (2h30m)

Time: April 1919, Russian Civil War

Place: A British warship in the Black Sea

The British Navy attempts to rescue the surviving Romanov family, led by Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. 

Based on true events.

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A Thing of Beauty

Full-length Drama (1 hr 40 mins)

2M, 1F. 5X. (doubling)

Time: December 1920, Russian Civil War

Place: The ransacked Faberge estate, Petrograd, Russia

Commander Leon Trotsky attempts to enlist the heir to the House of Faberge to sell off Imperial treasures to fund his Red Army.

 

The Faberge eggs in question have something to say about it. 

Inspired by true events.

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The Zodiac Club

Pilot for 12-episode Drama Miniseries. 

Based on True Events. 

The true story of Evangeline Adams, America's first astrologer, who rose to acclaim and infamy as the adviser to JP Morgan, Rudolph Valentino, two heads of the New York Stock Exchange, and through her popular radio show - the American public. 

Each episode thematically follows one of the 12 zodiac signs, beginning with Aries/JP Morgan.

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Misconception

Full-Length Comedy (90 mins)

3F. 2M. 1X. (doubling. 5 actors min)

Time: Now

Place: New York, London, Lahore, Buenos Aires, and a plane crossing the Atlantic.

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A contemporary asynchronous love story.             

One woman's quest to find coupledom in a haze of prophecies, riptides, bird flu, an immaculate conception, and a cat who may or may not be dead. 

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An Act of Love

Full-Length Dark Comedy (90 mins)

2F. 1M. 

Time: Now

Place: A ski-house in rural New England.

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When a young doctor gets stranded with her boyfriend's mother for a week, things go from awkward to dangerous as the two engage in a psychological battle to the death. 

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Short Play

A Divine Comedy

RT: 20 Min. Cast: 2F, 1M.

Comedy. Juliet in therapy...in the Afterlife.

 

Zoom-friendly.

Produced by TBTB in May 2020.

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The Olympians

RT: 30 Min. Cast: 2M, 1F.

Comedy. The "Woke Olympics" as an athletic contest.

Zoom-friendly.

Produced by TBTB in Aug 2020.

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Short Play

The Casting Party

RT: 20 Min. Cast: 2M, 2F.

Comedy. An int'l Shakespeare production gone wrong. 

Zoom-friendly.

Created for TBTB for Jan 2021.

 
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Short Play

Ghosts in the Machine

RT: 20 min. Cast: 3F. 1M.

Dark Comedy. Dana and Noor's Zoom seance goes wrong.

Zoom-friendly.

Produced by TBTB May 2021
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Short Play

Jakob's Ladder

RT: 20 min. Cast: 2M.

Drama. A young man confronts his grandfather over a long lost heirloom.

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An Act of Love

RT: 15 min. Cast 2M.

Drama. An agent confronts his drunken client at a film premiere.

More...

Poetry & Prose

"Like Age, Time is a rumor..."

Maria Feodorovna, "The Nightingale"

 
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Strategy Career: LinkedIn/FareedaNYC

 

Acting Credits: Backstage/FareedaPyracha

 

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