Department of Performing Arts
Ms Mahdi joined the Georgetown faculty in 2009. She teaches a variety of theoretical and practical courses including Play Analysis, Acting Shakespeare, Voice and Movement, The Political Stage and a seminar on Space and Performance. As director, musician and theatre maker, Ms Mahdi has worked in numerous experimental and ensemble-based productions. Recent work includes collaborations with Theatre of a Two Headed Calf (Drum of the Waves of Horikawa; Rafael Spregelburd's PANIC; Major Barbara; Lisa D'Amour's The Cataract), The South Wing (The Lady Aoi; Death in a Vacant Lot; Hanjo (Redux)), Perishable Theatre (Mickey Birnbaum's Big Death and Little Death; Quiara Hudes' Holy Broth; Eric Ehn's My Baby; Emily O'Dell's The French Revolution Part Deaux), The Providence Black Repertory Company where she was an Affiliate Artist, and with Brooklyn-based film maker Meredith Drum. As an actor she has appeared at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Contemporary Opera, Teatro Bacchino, The Classic Stage Company, La MaMa E.T.C., PS122, Three Legged Dog, HERE Arts Center, Shakespeare Now, the Hot Ink Festival, Trinity Repertory Company and the Robert Wilson Watermill Center where she joined The South Wing for the center's inaugural artist residency in Fall 2007. Ms Mahdi has taught at Wheaton College, Clark University, as an artist-in-residence and mentor for the ArtsLiteracy Project in the Brown University Education Department and, most recently at Brown as Artistic Director of the 2009 New Plays Festival in the MFA Playwrighting Program. Ms Mahdi received her Master's Degree in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley.