Mariah Taghavie-Moghadam

Mariah Taghavie-Moghadam is a first-year graduate student at VCU working towards an MFA in Theater Pedagogy and Dramatic Literature. Her primary focus is on plays and productions about marginalized groups in society after having mediated a Diversity Panel in undergrad, which examined the pros and cons of embracing diversity in society provided by speakers of various ethnicities.


She holds a B.A. in Theatre with a double concentration in Communication and English at Virginia Wesleyan College.  Undergraduate credits include: William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Peasblossom), Patrick Barlow’s The 39 Steps (Puppet Master), Greg Kotis’s Urinetown the Musical (Assistant Director and Stage Manger), Robert Mason’s The Tell-Tale Heart (Director), Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit (Dramaturg),  Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer (Constance Neville),  Nick Payne’s Constellations (Director), and  Marshall Brickman’s The Addams Family A New Musical (Prop Master and Assistant Stage Manager).