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(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 countries 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.
In 2019 NASSIM landed in New York City for its American premier and an Off Broadway Run where the show won the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience. The five-month New York City Center run with over 150 renowned actors, writers, and creators included Michael Shannon, Tracy Letts, Kate Arrington, Carrie coon, Lisa Emery, Cory Michael Smith, Kathy Najimy, Michael Urie, Phillipa Soo and many other theatre, TV and movie stars.

After around 400 shows at the end of 2019, and a long rest for the whole 2020 due to the global pandemic, the show is back on tour since mid 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

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©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 Stewart Pringle
Shirin Ghaffari


Edinburg Fringe Festival 2017

Fringe First

Off Broadway Alliance Awards 2019

Best Unique Theatrical Experience


Upcoming Performance Dates

March 1 – 5,  Utah Presents Salt Lake City, USA
March 7 – 12  Overture Center Madison WI, USA
March 29 – April 2  Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan WI, USA
April 8 – 9  Reser Center Beaverton OR, USA
April 14  Cal Poly Arts San Luis Obispo CA, USA
April 19 – 20 California State University Chico, USA
April 22-23  Green Music Center Sonoma State University, USA

August 24-25 SIBIU Festival, Romania
October 8 MA scène nationale -  Montbéliard , France

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!

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