Originally from New York, Fatima Cadet-Diaby is a playwright, director, producer and occasional actress based in Paris.

Fatima graduated from Mount Holyoke College where she studied Theatre Studies and specialized in musical theatre. During her studies, she completed several internships at Manhattan Theatre Club, Ars Nova Entertainment, The Musical Theatre Factory, Repertorio Español, truTV, Warner Media, and The New York Musical Theatre Festival. Since moving to Paris, Fatima has completed a masters degree in Film Studies at University of Paris Diderot, as well as one in Film, Television, & Media Management at the University of Paris Pantheon Sorbonne.

In the summer of 2018, she decided to create Loline Stage & Film, a hybrid film/television production company and theatre company aimed at promoting diverse and eclectic narratives. In the past few years, she has produced two new works festivals in Paris under the new name, The Lemonade Short Play Festival (formerly The 10 Minute Play Festival presented in 2017). She also produced and directed a production of the contemporary American play, “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall and the French adaption of the classical play, “Antigone” by Jean Anouilh with an all Black cast.

She is currently working on writing and creating original content inspired by her unique lived experiences during her time in Paris. She hopes to diversify the narrative of what it's like to be an American in the city of lights, adding a new and refreshing point of view as evidenced by her podcast, her youtube series and her written musings.

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