Mays chats with her friends in the theatre's cafeteria.
A poster on the wall highlights the indelible ink used to mark voters’ fingers in the elections earlier this year - a reminder of Iraq's transition to democracy.
"What I wish for now is that we can live again in peace in Iraq," says Mays.
"We are going through a very dangerous time. I wish that people could go back to their lives naturally without feeling afraid."
In Depth: One Day in Iraq