Dear performer. I want to show you something. Did you know, in Farsi my name is written like this: ‘.ROUPNAMIELOS MISSAN si eman yM’
From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box…
Touchingly autobiographical yet powerfully universal, NASSIM is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us.
NASSIM follows Soleimanpour’s globally acclaimed 2011 piece, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, which had its world premiere in Toronto, presented by Volcano. It has been translated into over 25 languages and performed more than 1,000 times by people including Stephen Fry, Ken Loach and Whoopi Goldberg.
Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, NASSIM again sees Soleimanpour invite a new guest into his world for each performance.
June 7, 7 PM - Nikki Shaffeeullah, activist and Artistic Director of The AMY Project
June 8, 7 PM - Lee Maracle, prolific indigenous poet and story teller
June 9, 2 PM - Anand Rajaram, award winning actor and the first South Asian performer to grace Second City's mainstage
June 10, 2 PM - Amanda Parris, playwright and CBC Arts and Music host
June 11, 7 PM - Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Dora nominated actress/star of CBC's Crawford
June 13, 7 PM - Gavin Crawford, comedian/host of CBC Radio's Because News
June 14, 7 PM - Ross Manson, Artistic Director of Volcano
June 15, 7 PM - Michael Redhill, 2017 Giller Prize winning author
June 16, 1 PM - Allegra Fulton, award-winning actress
June 16, 4 PM - Karen Robinson, regular on CBC's Schitt's Creek
Performer subject to change.