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 (Johnna – Helen Hayes nomination, Outstanding Ensemble), The Crucible (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 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 chosen family of beautiful individuals that accept her as such and always push her to do her best. To her wonderful family and all her mischievously delightful friends who over the years 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 Jesse and Lailani, you are my world, my everything.
Shadia is the Special Events Coordinator at Eco Caters and a certified Yoga Instructor, who teaches a community class two Sundays every month at Keegan. She is a lover of dark liquors and enjoys nothing more in the world than to laugh.