Blank

Experimental Theatre

Premiered 2015

©2020 by Nassim Soleimanpour Productions

In a joint effort between audience and performer, the gaps in the script are filled in to reveal a story that celebrates the human imagination. As formally inventive as it is engaging, Blank reverses the typical theatre experience: A script riddled with blanks leaves the audience in charge of how the story will unfold. The concept might be simple, the result is nothing short of empowering as a random audience member sees his or her future determined by the imagination of others.

Known for plays without directors, sets and rehearsals, Soleimanpour takes it to new extremes. Each night Nassim’s play full of blanks is to be completed by a new performer before a live audience. The play becomes a story machine to share the life-story of the playwright, the performer and a random audience member.

Much like the internationally acclaimed White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Soleimanpour’s piece invites critical reflection how our human identity is constructed around the stories we tell.  Simultaneously, it celebrates the communal and elusive nature of theatre, as audience members shout, laugh, gasp and collaborate to write the evening’s story, a story that is irrevocably theirs and will never be told in the same way ever again. A heart-warming tour de force. 

“Nassim Soleimanpour's new story machine guarantees a tailor-made experience”

The List

Credits

Writer

Actor

Nassim Soleimanpour

A new actor for every performance

Interested in bringing BLANK to your theater? Contact one of our booking agents!

Upcoming Performance Dates

2020

Apr 4-18 | Boom Arts ShoutHouse, Portland, OR, USA

Apr 9-11 | Theatre Horizon, Norristown, PA, USA

Previous Performances

2019

Rumble Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
12 Peers Theater, Pittsburg, PA, USA
Damansara Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2017

Korjaamo Culture Factory, Helsinki, Finland
Teisenhoferhof, Weißenkirchen, Austria
Korjaamo Culture Factory, Helsinki, Finland
Wallfahrtskirche, Maria Langegg, Austria
Sala Muntaner, Barcelona, Spain
Bush Theatre, London, UK
Stage Festival, Helsinki, Finland
SESC Sāo José dos Campos, Brazil
SESC Jundaí, Jundaí, Brazil
Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai, India
CPH Stage, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Cherry, Ithaca, NY, USA
Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Cuckoo Club, Mumbai, India
Festival de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil
Ciudad Cultural S.A, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fringe World, Blue Room Theatre, Perth, Australia

2016

Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland
Tata Literature Live, Mumbai, India
Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, UK
Woolloongabba Substation, QLD, Australia
Harkat Studios, Bombay, India

2015

RADAR festival @ Bush Theatre, London, UK
Dancing on the edge festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

©2018 by nassimsoleimanpour.com

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