Getting to Know Fareeda
Writer. Actress. Singer. Strategist.
WRITER. Fareeda's written work spans film, TV, radio, poetry, op-eds, and the stage. She’s had readings of her full-length plays MISS/CONCEPTION (Fresh Lime Soda Productions) and A THING OF BEAUTY (Dramatists Guild Footlights, Screencraft quarter-finalist). Her latest short play THE OLYMPIANS (featured in Time Out New York) was produced by TBTB at Theatre Row in New York in May 2022. Her bi-lingual satire THE CASTING PARTY will be produced in Japan in the Fall of 2022.
ACTRESS AND SINGER (AEA). Recent acting projects include BRECHT ON BRECHT at ART New York/53rd St., the short films STITCHED (dir. Lorena Lorencou, now in post-production) and LOOSE THREADS (dir. Elif Fatima), audiobook narration in the horror collection Dark Stars (now available on Audible/Amazon), and two upcoming full-length audiobooks (available on Audible/Amazon Nov 2022). She continues to study acting at HB Studio, and voice at the Juilliard School and with Liz Caplan Vocal Studios.
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/entertainment and nonprofit companies on strategic innovation. She currently serves on the board of two New York Off-Broadway theatre companies: Theatre Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB) which aims to integrate artists with disabilities in groundbreaking stage work, and the Gingold Theatrical Group, dedicated to the work of George Bernard Shaw and the activism he continues to inspire.
Fareeda holds a BA from Barnard (Summa Cum Laude), and an MBA from Stanford.
She lives in her hometown of New York, NY.
Original Plays and Teleplays
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.
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.
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.
Full-Length Comedy (90 mins)
3F. 2M. 1X. (doubling. 5 actors min)
Place: New York, London, Lahore, Buenos Aires, and a plane crossing the Atlantic.
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.
An Act of Love
Full-Length Dark Comedy (90 mins)
Place: A ski-house in rural New England.
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.
A Divine Comedy
RT: 20 Min. Cast: 2F, 1M.
Comedy. Juliet in the Afterlife…in therapy.
Produced by TBTB in May 2020 and Anytime Players in 2021.
RT: 30 Min. Cast: 2M, 1F.
Comedy. The "Woke Olympics" as an athletic contest.
Produced by TBTB in Aug 2020 and May 2022 @Theatre Row.
The Casting Party
RT: 20 Min. Cast: 2M, 2F.
Comedy. An int'l Shakespeare production gone wrong.
Created for TBTB in Jan 2021. Showing in Japan in Fall 2022.
Ghosts in the Machine
RT: 20 min. Cast: 3F. 1M.
Dark Comedy. Dana and Noor's Zoom seance goes wrong.
RT: 20 min. Cast: 2M.
Drama. A young man confronts his grandfather over a long lost heirloom.
An Act of Love
RT: 15 min. Cast 2M.
Drama. An agent confronts his drunken client at a film premiere.
Poetry & Prose
"Like Age, Time is a rumor..."