Maryam is honored to be included in this PTC production of The Lion in Winter! She is a Chicago actor, writer, educator & yoga instructor. Abdi has worked and lived abroad in Paris, Avignon, Mysore, Warsaw, Tehran, & Cameroon, Africa, where she practiced Theatre for Development as a Fulbright Scholar. Chicago: Red Tape Theatre, Nanna in Round Heads and Pointed Heads (Jeff Award-Nominated); Trap Door Theatre, Into the Empty Sky (Jeff Award-Nominated) and Monsieur d’Eon is a Woman; and is also an ensemble member with Great Works Theatre. She will be playing the Wicked Witch in the Windy City Performs production of The Wizard of Oz in 2019. Abdi is an alumnus of the University of Evansville, where she double majored in Theatre & French. She is represented by Gray Talent Group.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States