My Name is Inanna

Red Tape Theatre in association with Medina Theatre Collective, Chicago, 2021

Playwright: Ezzat Goushegir

Stage Director: Ali-Reza Mirsajadi

Livestream Director: Anna Gelman

“‘My Name is Inanna’ at Red Tape Theatre restores faith in the future of SWANA representation… Ali-Reza Mirsajadi is masterful in his direction, engaging every sense at once, melding live performance and technical elements to seamlessly curate each moment. In a show where there are no curtains and no blackouts, this production soars with crisp transitions, harmonious technical elements, and a rockstar ensemble…” – Arti Ishak, Rescripted

*Chicago Reader Recommended, “The duality—woman as both goddess and mortal—propels the themes of feminine resilience and rebirth that propel Red Tape’s production, directed with unsparing intensity by Ali-Reza Mirsajadi.” – Catey Sullivan, Chicago Reader

“… a multimedia collage of instrumental and vocal music, ethnic dance, spoken-word poetry, pre-recorded documentary footage and ingenious real-time hand-held video feed—all culminating in kaleidoscopic spectacle celebrating the eternal Inanna and showcasing the talents of the four-person ensemble led by Maryam Abdi.” – Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times