(in association with Bush Theatre)


©2020 by Nassim Soleimanpour Productions

NASSIM was originally commissioned and produced by the Bush Theatre and opened at the Bush Theatre on July 25, 2017. Since then, NASSIM has been performed in over 30 languages and continues to be toured and performed globally.


Experimental Theatre

Premiered 2017

Dear performer. I want to show you something. Did you know, in Farsi my name is written like this: ‘.RUOPNAMIELOS 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 is toured globally and is translated and performed in the native language of each country.

After the opening of NASSIM in London, the production won the Fringe First award at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival before beginning it's life on tour. In 2018, NASSIM was performed in 20 countries within a 200 day span. Countries including Australia, Japan, China, Chili, Peru, South Korea, Spain and more.


The team concluded 2018 by landing in New York City for the American premier and their first Off Broadway Run where they won the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience. NASSIM was performed at New York City Center with 154 New York based actors, writers, and creators. Performers of note include Kate Arrington, Michael Shannon, Lisa Emery, Cory Michael Smith, Zachary Quinto, Kathy Najimy, Michael Urie, Phillipa Soo and Patrick Page.


After the conclusion of the Off Broadway run, the production launched back into tour and continue to perform internationally and in the United States. To date, NASSIM has been performed over 340 times with over 340 performers from around the world. 

The team is delighted to announce their second tour of the United States coming in Spring of 2021.

"At each show the game performer and the droll playwright forge a relationship of sorts, navigating barriers of language and life experience before a live audience."

New York Times


©2020 by Nassim Soleimanpour Productions


Writer and Performer




Sound Designer

Lighting Designer

Production Manager

Script Editors

General Manager

Touring Stage Manager

Nassim Soleimanpour

A new actor for every performance

Omar Elerian

Rhys Jarman

James Swadlo

Rajiv Pattani

Michael Ager

Carolina Ortega and Steward Pringle

Shirin Ghaffari



Edinburg Fringe Festival 2017

Fringe First

Off Broadway Alliance Awards 2019

Best Unique Theatrical Experience


Upcoming Performance Dates


Feb 16-21 | Sheboyan, WI, USA

Feb 23-26 | Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Mar 2-6 | Madison, WI, USA

Mar 10-21 | Boston, MA, USA

Mar 24-27 | Richmond, VA, USA

Mar 31-Apr 2 | Burlington, VT, USA

Apr 6 | California Polytech State University, CA, USA

Apr 16-18 | Santa Monica, CA, USA

Apr 20-21 | California State University, CA, USA

Apr 23-24 | Sonoma, CA, USA

More USA dates/lcoations TBA!

Previous Performances


Staatstheater Mainz, Mainz, Germany


Theater GROB, Copenhagen, Denmark

Teater Momentum, Odense, Denmark

Teater Katapult, Aarhus, Denmark

Baggård Teatret, Svendborg, Denmark

Grønnegades Kaserne Kulturcenter, Næstved, Denmark

Bastionen, Nyborg, Denmark

Baltoppen LIVE, Ballerup, Denmark

Stanford Live, Stanford, CA, USA

Magic Theatre San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

Perdue Convocations, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Tampere Theatre Festival, Tampere, Finnland

New York City Center, New York, NY, USA

Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Canada

The Clutch, Vancouver, Canada

Carrefour Int. de Théâtre, Québec, Canada

Luminato Festival, Toronto, Canada

HOME, Manchester, UK

La Teatreria, Mexico City, Mexico

Asphalt Festival, Dusseldorf, Germany

Le Safran, Amiens, France


OzAsia Festival, Adelaide, Australia

Festival Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Inside-Out Theatre, Beijing, China

Le Manége, Maubeuge, France

Malpertuis Theater, Tielt, Belgium

Festival de Otoño, Madrid, Spain

GAM, Santiago, Chile

Teatro Biobío, Concepcíon, Chile

Festival Noorderzon, Groningen, Netherlands

Staatstheater Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin, Ireland

La Teatreria, Mexico City, Mexico

Doosan Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

FAE Lima, Teatro Británico, Lima, Peru

Perth Festival, Perth, Australia

Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, Australia

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah, Australia

Arts Center Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

English Theatre Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Teatro delle Muse, Ancona, Italy

New York City Center, New York, NY, USA

Comédie De L'Est, Colmar, France


Bush Theatre, London, UK

Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, UK

2018-2019 à Québec in Dans la catégorie « Hors Québec

Prix de la critique maison

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

©2020 by Nassim Soleimanpour Productions

These are the gifts that we have received performing NASSIM around the world!

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