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.
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.
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 therapy...in the Afterlife.
Produced by TBTB in May 2020.
RT: 30 Min. Cast: 2M, 1F.
Comedy. The "Woke Olympics" as an athletic contest.
Produced by TBTB in Aug 2020.
The Casting Party
RT: 20 Min. Cast: 2M, 2F.
Comedy. An int'l Shakespeare production gone wrong.
Created for TBTB for Jan 2021.
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..."