My Name is Inanna by Ezzat Goushegir will be performed at Evanston Library.
Sunday July 26th, 2:00-4:00, Community Meeting Room, Main Library
"Join us for a fascinating one woman play, based on Sumerian legends.
Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of love, justice and civilization, is a modern Middle Eastern woman in search of identity, justice and freedom in this hopeful play promoting peace and love."
Actress/ singer Julia Hawkins, and composer and pianist Michael Evans will accompany actress/writer/director Ezzat Goushegir in this performance.
Acclaimed singer and actress Julia Hawkins has performed extensively throughout the Midwest
and the South to rave reviews. A native of southeastern Michigan, Julia holds a degree in
acting from Siena Heights University and has appeared in numerous films and commercials.
But her great love is the stage with more than 60 credits to her name.
Julia counts Elaine Stritch, Carol Burnett, Phyllis DIller, Mary Cleere Haran, Judy Garland, Liza
Minnelli, Maureen McGovern and Nancy LaMott among the great women who have influenced
her career. A stage veteran of over 30 years. some of her favorite roles include: Aunt Eller
(Oklahoma), Mrs. Meers (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Nurse Ratched (One Flew Over The
Cuckoo’s Nest) and Madame De La Grande Bouche (Beauty And The Beast). However, Julia is
equally passionate about cabaret, a venue where she truly shines. Her unforgettably rich alto
voice and larger than life personality have captivated audiences from Atlanta to Chicago.
Most recently, Julia has appeared at Davenport’s Piano Bar in Chicago. She also lectures
occasionally on the history of cabaret.
Michael Evans’ compositions have been performed in the U.S. and Europe by Duo 46, soprano Tony Arnold, and Diagenesis. Michael is currently working on a new musical, “30 Days of Pie,” which received its first workshop at Studio BE in May 2014. Chicago MD/pianist credits include: Silk Road Rising, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Red Theater, Underscore Theatre Company, Metropolis Performing Arts Center (Arlington Heights). In addition, Michael is a company member of Mercy Street Theater Company and Refuge Theatre Project, and also accompanies numerous cabaret artists, including Jaii Beckley, Maureen SanDiego, and Julia Hawkins.