Fouad Dakwar has over six years of experience writing musicals and brings his joyfully collaborative spirit to each production process.

Fouad's singular artistic voice is darkly comedic, lyrically quick-witted, and often subversively revolutionary.

His passion for heartfelt storytelling using authentic pop/rock music has caused him to be affectionally dubbed the "Arab Jonathan Larson." 

Fouad of Nazareth (2023)

Based on a true story, Fouad of Nazareth follows a Palestinian New Yorker at the awkward-crux-of-adolescence as he revisits his birthplace for the first time. 

Little does he know, the new-old home that awaits him in Nazareth is an Americanized summer camp.

This literally campy musical features an Arabic infused pop-rock score and explores the universal search for home as its title character learns to be "Fouad of Nazareth."

Fouad of Nazareth was developed at Berklee NYC, culminating in a 15-minute showcase presentation on June 12th, 2023.

 R3TURN (2022) 

 Learn more at 

 Premiere Production @ Swarthmore College 

 Live Solo @ Berklee NYC 

 R3TURN EP @ Miner Street Recordings

Album cover art by Galek Yangzom, poster design by Max Nitke

When Eve and Ray are given the opportunity to use gene editing technology on their unborn child, they find themselves allured by a new form of assimilation

Developed completely remotely during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the album recording of In Vitro: A Rock Opera is now available on all major streaming platforms!

Radium Girls: In Concert (2019)

P is for Pneumonia:
A New Spellbinding Musical (2019)

Music & Lyrics by Fouad Dakwar

Book by Steve Borowka

When Mackenzie, a misunderstood high school senior, misspells “pneumonia” on a spelling test and falls ill with pneumonia the next day, she begins to uncover a sinister spelling-centered secret surrounding the school. When someone misspells a word, said speller will be harmed by the word in question.

An Actors Equity reading of the piece took place in May of 2018 before its premiere at Ghostlight Theater Camp in August of 2019.

Promnado (2017)

Music & Lyrics by Fouad Dakwar

Book by Justin Myhre

Premiering at Ghostlight Theater Camp in 2017, Promnado is based on a true story from the town of Hoisington, Kansas when in 2001, the town withstood a devastating tornado on the night of the high school's senior prom.

Promnado follows a group of high school seniors attempting to reconstruct their home in the aftermath of the tragedy and comic chaos ensues.