Aida Keykhaii is a Canadian-Iranian Actor and Director, producer, theatre instructor with over a decade’s experience in the Industry.
She holds an M.A. in Play Directing and a B.A. in Acting from the University of Tehran. She is the co-founder of NOWADAYS THEATRE, the 2018-19 Company in Residency at Canadian Stage, where she made her Canadian acting debut in ‘The Only Possible Way’. She performed in the English premier of ‘Winter of 88’ at the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival, and also performed in the English premier of ‘Heart of a Dog’ at the 2022 The Next Stage Theatre Festival and received amazing feedback about her acting for both from audiences and critics. Her recent appearance in film was ’Harbour House’ and on stage was ‘Children of Fire’ in October 2022.
Select Theatre and Film Credits: ‘Harbour House’, ‘What we do in the Shadows’ (F.X.), ‘Coroner’ (CBC), ‘Children of Fire’, ‘Persimmon’, ‘Heart of a Dog’, ’Children of Fire’, ’Drought and Lies’, ‘Heart of a Dog’, ‘Mother’, ‘From The Basement To The Roof’, ‘Winter of 88’, ‘The Only Possible Way’, ‘Swim Team’, ‘Proof’, ‘Dinner with Friends’, ‘Sleeping in an Empty Cup’, ‘The Pillowman’, ‘Iceland’ and ‘we are All fine’.
Select Awards and Honours: The Iran Festival of University Theatre for Outstanding acting, Olive; The International Iran Festival of University Theatre award for Outstanding directing, Goodbye; Honourable Mention from Canadian Stage in Direction and NOW’s annual list of the “Best of the Fest” for Outstanding Production, Ensemble, and Direction, Swim Team.