headshot of Fadi Skeiker.


Theater - Directing, Playwriting & Production (BFA)

Fadi Skeiker is an educator and a scholar who teaches collaboration, directing, script analysis and theater styles at UArts. Born in Syria, Skeiker holds a BA from the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Damascus, an MA from Emerson College in Boston and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Skeiker is serving as interim program director of the Directing, Playwriting and Production program and in the capacity of Brind School curriculum coordinator. He was previously the faculty council chair.

  • Skeiker has directed, devised and led applied theater work all over the world in Egypt, Germany, Jordan, Portugal and the U.S. 
  • He is a published scholar who focuses on theater as it relates to human rights and refugees.
  • Skeiker was a recipient of the inaugural 2022 round of UArts' Grants for Creative Research & Innovation program.
  • Skeiker’s book, Syrian Refugees, Applied Theater, Workshop Facilitation and Stories: While They Were Waiting, was published by Routledge in 2020. 
  • Before joining UArts, Skeiker taught at the University of Jordan, the University of Minho in Portugal and the University of Texas at Austin. He also served as a visiting researcher at Free University of Berlin in Germany.