Music, Lyrics, & Book by Fouad Dakwar

Image design by Gabriela Rhinier


When three high schoolers in occupied Palestine stumble upon a mysterious cave, they find themselves propelled into a supernatural struggle for justice accompanied by a poetic punk-pop score. Across walls and checkpoints, these unlikely young heroes must take up their people's fight for liberation and a long awaited return to their homeland.


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Radium Girls: In Concert (2019)

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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 one misspells a word with dangerous connotations, said speller will be afflicted 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.

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Disillusioned (2017)

Music and Lyrics by Fouad Dakwar

Performed by Cordelia Foster and Fouad Dakwar


First performed as part of Friends Seminary's annual One Act Festival in 2017, Disillusioned is a rock opera investigating Bess and Harry Houdini's disparate experiences with fame.

Promnado (2017)

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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 local 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.