Rahaf Fasheh (she/her) is a director and educator who is passionate about collaborative, impactful work that gives voice and opportunity to under-represented Arab communities. She obtained a BSA at UofT with a specialist in Theatre, and trained under Soulpepper Theatre’s City Youth Academy (2015), Paprika Theatre’s Directors Lab (2021), and Nightwood Theatre’s Innovators Program (2022). As an educator, Rahaf currently facilitates youth and kids workshops on-demand through Shakespeare in Action (SIA) and Tarragon Theatre, whilst teaching acting weekly with Young People’s Theatre. As a Director, Rahaf’s debut of Samah Sabawi’s award-winning play Tales of a City by the Sea (2019) almost sold-out a two-week independent run at Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM). Most recently, she directed an Arabic staged reading of a modern adaptation of the classical script The King is the King with Pleiades Theatre and Canadian Arab Orchestra; while directing and adapting a kids show Frankenstein Winter Disaster with SIA’s – Act Now! Program (2022). Rahaf currently part-time Production Manages an international team of Palestinians on an animation adaptation of a stage-script How We Fall in Love through Hakawatieh Productions; She was honoured to be awarded an OAC Development Grant to grow in the new position. She is super excited to continue her growth as a director through Factory Theatre’s 2023 Directing Intensive.