Atyaf Mahdi

Atyaf participated between 2008 and 2012,  in several theater workshops in Damascus, including ‘Directing Beckett’ and ‘On the Edge: Realism in Contemporary British Theatre’ with Damascus Theatre Lab (DTL) in cooperation with British Council. In 2017, she joined the Sabunkaran Theatre Group in Sulaimaniya, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where she has been working as an actress and supervisor of dramaturgy tasks related to translating theatre texts and re-producing them in local dialects. Atyaf currently works at the Center for Gender and Development Studies at the American University of Iraq, where she focuses on translating academic research and articles about gender in the contexts of pedagogy and media.