Andre Fuad-Degas

Andre Fuad-Degas

Andre Fuad Degas is a filmmaker and screenwriter born in Cairo, Egypt. He graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and from The School of Visual Arts, NYC. His debut film, First Coda, won many Festival awards. It was based on a Samuel Beckett Story. American Autobahn, his first feature was distributed worldwide. Both film are now part of a MOMA collection (Filmmakers of the 1980's). '...
Andre Fuad Degas is a filmmaker and screenwriter born in Cairo, Egypt. He graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and from The School of Visual Arts, NYC. His debut film, First Coda, won many Festival awards. It was based on a Samuel Beckett Story. American Autobahn, his first feature was distributed worldwide. Both film are now part of a MOMA collection (Filmmakers of the 1980's). '
He wrote and directed 'The Kitchen', a television drama which aired on American Playhouse, PBS. He also wrote the screenplay for 'Condition Red', a prison drama for HBO. 'Crossing the Line', his latest short film about a Muslim track runner was funded by New York State Council On The Arts.
His play, 'The House Of Charity' opened at Theatre For The New City and had a six week run. His latest play, 'The Window' is a finalist at the upcoming Rave Theatre Festival (The Soho-Rep, New York City).
Andre holds an MFA in Screenwriting from Hollins University. Andre is working on a Master's degree in Playwriting from Queens College, where he also taught Several Creative writing courses. He is currently a Professor of Screenwriting and Adaptation at SVA, NYC.

Plays

  • Ms. Subway
    A senior citizen Mother and her son comes to terms on their addictions issues. A blackout shows them how deeply they love each other
  • The Window
    The Window is a dark comedy about Nadeen, an immigrant Lebanese woman and her liberation in the seventies. Hard won not by being part of the “Me-Generation”, but ironically through self-sacrifice and exceptional motherhood toward her son Alfie. The 70’s was about atomized individualism and pivotal change, a great contrast to a woman trying to hold on to traditions and old world values. Las Vegas, is sin city, a...
    The Window is a dark comedy about Nadeen, an immigrant Lebanese woman and her liberation in the seventies. Hard won not by being part of the “Me-Generation”, but ironically through self-sacrifice and exceptional motherhood toward her son Alfie. The 70’s was about atomized individualism and pivotal change, a great contrast to a woman trying to hold on to traditions and old world values. Las Vegas, is sin city, a perfect contrast to this isolated mother trying to protect her son from explosive sexuality and self-indulgence. The Window has strong connections to current events, the plight of The Dreamers. It has great potential in altering audiences perspective on immigration or at least open the dialogue on the subject matter.
    My Wish and my Purpose
  • THE HOUSE OF CHARITY
    In a few hours, wealthy donors will come to the House of Charity soup kitchen to sit down for a meal beside the homeless clientele, to determine whether the mid-western shelter they’re financing is fulfilling its mission of love and kindness to all. Back in the kitchen, six newly recovering addict/alcoholics, grudgingly affectionate toward each other but tempted by self-sabotage, prepare that high-stakes meal....
    In a few hours, wealthy donors will come to the House of Charity soup kitchen to sit down for a meal beside the homeless clientele, to determine whether the mid-western shelter they’re financing is fulfilling its mission of love and kindness to all. Back in the kitchen, six newly recovering addict/alcoholics, grudgingly affectionate toward each other but tempted by self-sabotage, prepare that high-stakes meal. Whether they succeed or not will determine the future of the shelter … and their own lives.

  • THE HOUSE OF CHARITY
    In a few hours, wealthy donors will come to the House of Charity soup kitchen to sit down for a meal beside the homeless clientele, to determine whether the mid-western shelter they’re financing is fulfilling its mission of love and kindness to all. Back in the kitchen, six newly recovering addict/alcoholics, grudgingly affectionate toward each other but tempted by self-sabotage, prepare that high-stakes meal....
    In a few hours, wealthy donors will come to the House of Charity soup kitchen to sit down for a meal beside the homeless clientele, to determine whether the mid-western shelter they’re financing is fulfilling its mission of love and kindness to all. Back in the kitchen, six newly recovering addict/alcoholics, grudgingly affectionate toward each other but tempted by self-sabotage, prepare that high-stakes meal. Whether they succeed or not will determine the future of the shelter … and their own lives.