Shadia Hafiz is delighted you have happened upon her bio. A self-described narcissist and hedonist, Shadia is a collector of jobs, experiences and great memories….some of which have been here at The Keegan Theatre.
Shadia’s costume design feats could be seen in various productions including Cabaret, Spring Awakening, The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, RENT, Of Mice and Men, False Romance (Festival of Love), One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (IRL/US), The Hostage, A Streetcar Named Desire (IRL/US), and The Playboy of the Western World. Shadia has also made her humble stage appearance in a few shows over the years, including August: Osage County (Helen Hayes nomination, Outstanding Ensemble) as the hard-working Johnna, The Crucible as the wrongly accused Tituba (IRL/US) and in The Hostage as the lovably inebriated Bobo. In 2011, she was invited to become a company member of The Keegan Theatre; a moment in which she puts down as one of her proudest, as well as a grand highlight of that year, in addition to being able to go on the Ireland tour and becoming engaged on the front steps of Keegan Theatre by her gentleman love.
She attributes her success and spiraling insanity to her beautiful birth family, with whom she would be lost without; her wonderful parents, Kathleen and Moheb, and her soul mates, Jihan, Roddy, Khadija and Hobby. She is eternally thankful and honored to call herself a part of The Keegan Family. Without Mark and Susan, Shadia would be awkward and shiftless. Today she is still awkward but has a purpose and has a family of beautiful individuals that accept her as such and always push her to do her best. And to all her mischievously wonderful friends over the years who have always lent their kind words, showed support, bought tickets and cheered on from the house, your presence and love was always felt. Shadia also thanks the Jameson Distillery of Midleton Ireland for the years of memories that have been made….and likely lost along the way. To her Jesse, you are the sun, the moon, and all the stars in the heavens. For all the nights you helped with lines, sewed on buttons, and loved the impossible, I love you. Always.
Shadia can currently be seen working one of her multitude of jobs, in her free time she enjoys practicing Bikram Yoga and learning to hopefully, someday master the art of the Tango. She is a lover of dark liquors and enjoys nothing more in the world than to laugh.