Saheem Ali

Saheem is a proud immigrant from Kenya. He received a Tony Award nomination for directing the Pulitzer prize-winning play Fat Ham on Broadway, an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Directing,  Drama Desk, and Lucille Lortel nominations for Fat Ham’s Off-Broadway run at the Public Theater, where he serves as the Associate Artistic Director/Resident Director. His production of Merry Wives (Shakespeare in the Park) was recorded for PBS Great Performances and was the subject of the documentary Reopening Night on HBO. Productions include Buena Vista Social Club (Atlantic), Goddess (Berkeley Rep), Nollywood Dreams (MCC), Romeo y Julieta, Shipwreck, and Richard II (radio plays). Other productions: Fires in The Mirror (Signature Theater), The Rolling Stone (Lincoln Center Theater), Passage (Soho Rep), Sugar in Our Wounds (MTC), Tartuffe (Playmakers Rep), Where Storms Are Born (WTF), and Kill Move Paradise (National Black Theater). He is a Usual Suspect at New York Theater Workshop, a Sir John Gielgud SDCF Fellow, and a Shubert Fellow.