Ahlam Gholami is a young Canadian actress; her ethnic looks helped her land small roles in a few independent short films. She played the role of a young Iraqi woman who is accused of the death of her own husband. She also played a young model that gets disowned by her religious parents, and many more. One of her favorite hobbies is to improvise.
Trojan Barbie is a comic yet tragic play where Ahlam plays Andromache, a man-battler, a woman with dignity who never gives up.
Come see it at Psychic City from March 7-11!
What was your favorite activity as a child?
I loved to dress up and dance for hours around the house to Persian and Arabic music without even getting tired. My dad used to pull out a camera. I loved being his center of attention.
What makes you laugh?
My sister’s impressions, my jokes and my boyfriend’s natural self are hilarious.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Red wine and Brie cheese because it makes me feel like I am in Paris. Other times, lots and lots of popcorn, extra butter please!
Favorite subject to study?
Acting. I am obsessed with it. I dreamt I was Andromache few weeks ago. I was in a foreign city with a baby in my arms. I was searching for someone and couldn’t find him. I don’t know who it was. I am guessing Hector.
Last book you read?
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. I wake up at seven every day since that book. Definitely recommended.
Chocolate Moose Theatre Co. and Oimoi Productions present Trojan Barbie by Christine Evans.
It made me feel sick but excited, too.
I didn’t like it but I did. I didn’t but I did.
Mama hated it. She said it was “decadent and defeatist”.
A remix of Euripides’ Trojan Women, for all the girls who’d rather invent something than be icons.