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White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Experimental Theatre

Premiered 2011

©2020 by Nassim Soleimanpour Productions

One of the most toured plays in the contemporary history of theatre! 

No rehearsals. No director. No set.


A different actor reads the script cold for the first time at each performance.

“I was born on Azar 19th, 1360 in Tehran. That’s Tehran, December 10th, 1981 in Christian years…”

Forbidden to leave his country, playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distilled the experience of an entire generation in a wild, utterly original play. WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT is a work about contemporary Iran and of Nassim’s generation. A generation born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war. A generation of computer-literate, well-informed young people who have never known an Iran other than the Islamic Republic.

Since its joint premiere in 2011 in Edinburgh and Summerworks festival WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT has been translated into more than 25 different languages and been performed over 2000 times by some of the biggest names in theatre and film including actors John Hurt, Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, Stephen Rea, Sinead Cusack, Marcus Brigstocke, Dominic West and film director Ken Loach.

In 2016, the Off-Broadway run of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT featured outrageous moments! To read more click here.

“A playful, enigmatic and haunting solo show by the Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour.”

New York Times

Credits

Writer

Actor

Nassim Soleimanpour

A new actor for every performance

Upcoming Performance Dates

2020

Nov 5-28 | Alley Theatre, Buffalo, NY, USA

Previous Performances

2019
Theater Alte Brücke, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
Thealter - International Theater Festival, Szeged, Hungary
Penguin Point Productions, Oviedo, FL, USA
Jatka78, Prague, Czech Republic
Cotta Sosaku Kukan Space, Tokyo, Japan
Nuovo Teatro Sanità, Naples, Italy
Teatro Sannazaro, Naples, Italy
Teatro Bellini, Naples, Italy
Átrium, Budapest, Hungary
Teatro Solis, Montevideo, Uruguay
Fishing on Orfű - Festival, Orfű, Hungary
Great River Shakespeare Festival, Winona, MN, USA
Denizen Theatre, New Paltz, NY, USA
Szegedi Nemzeti Színház/Kisszínház, Hungary

2018
Comédie De Le'Est, Colmar, France
Teatro Bellini, Naples, Italy
Teatro Verdi, Naples, Italy
Jatka78, Prague, Czech Republic
TAN Teatro Area Nord, Naples, Italy
Mala Voadora, Porto, Portugal
Uferstudios, Berlin Germany
Teatro Odeon di Lumezzane, Brescia,Italy
Wald4tler Hoftheater, Austria
Teatro Sala Moliere, Naples, Italy
Altstadt Theater, Ingolstadt, Germany
Teatro Laura Betti, Casalecchio del Reno, Italy
Hotel Luna Canela, Atlixco, Mexico
Teatro Civico, Cagliari, Italy
Interrobang Theatre Project in Chicago

Euro Theater Centra, Bonn, Germany
Teatro Mori Parque Arauco, Santiago, Chili
Museo de Jade, San José, Costa Ricaa
Teatro Timbre4, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Angelo Mai, Rome, Italy
Spor5, Stavanger, Norway
Actors' Theater, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Omaha Community Playhouse, Omaha, NE, USA
Teatro Pirandello, Lima, Peru
Fondazione Feltrinelli, Milan, Italy
Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh, UK
Teatro Biondo, Palermo, Italy
Teatro dei Filodrammatici, Milan, Italy,
Schauspielhaus Graz,  Austria
Spektakel Wien, Vienna, Austria
Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Attic Arts Club, London, UK
Scene di Paglia Festival, Legnaro, Italy
God Nok Festival Norland, Norway

2017
Baltimore Center Stage, Baltimore, MD
Teatro Vascello, Rome, Italy
Teatro Biondo, Palermo, Italy
Spektakel Wein, Vienna, Austia
Utah Presents, Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Teatro Luigi Pirandello, Lima, Peru
Teatro Bellini, Naples, Italy
Angelo Mai, Rome, Italy
Old Mutual, Bogota, Colombia
Omaha Community Playhouse, Omaha, NE, USA
Ambasada, Timisoara, Romania
Reps Theatre, Harare, Zimbabwe
Midnight Sun Theatre, Anchorage, AK, USA
The Theatre Guild of Ancon, Panama City, Panama
Nuovo Teatro Abeliano, Bari, Italy
Otero Moreno Teatro, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, VT, USA
Reactor, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Scranton Fringe, Scranton, PA, USA
Braeburn Theatre, Nairobi, Kenya
Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Seoul, South Korea
NonStop Festival, Moss, Norway
Bush Theatre, London, UK
Codex Festival, Sicily, Italy
Festival Brújula al Sur, Cali, Colombia
SESC Registro, Registor, Brazil
Festival dei Filodrammatici, Varenna, Italy
Inside-Out Theatre, Beijing, China
Arts Centre melbourne, Belbourne, Australia
SESC Piracicaba, Piracicaba, Brazil
SESC Jundiaí, Jundiaí, Mexico
Creative Regions, Queensland, Australia
Theatre of BUAP University, Puebla, Mexico
New Theatre, Sofia, Bulgaria
BATS Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand
Stadttheater, Aachen, Germany
Angelo Mai, Rome, Italy
Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, Netherlands
Angelo Mai, Rome, Italy
Vårscenefest, Tromso, Norway
Palac Akroplis, Prague, Czech Republic
Barts, Barcelona, Spain
Vila Mariana, Sao Paolo, Brazil
The Room Above, Bristol, UK
Royal Croquet Club, Adelaide Fringe, Australia
Théâtre National de Nice, Nice, France
34th International Meeting of University Theatre, Belgium
Palac Aktropolis, Prague, Czech Republic
12 Peers Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Toon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
St. Charles Fellowship Hall, New Orleans, LA, USA

2016
Off Broadway, Westside Theater, New York, NY, USA
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo, Japan
Théâtre National de Nice, Nice, France
Centro Cultural Plaza Fátima, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
Bredgatan 3, Lund, Sweden
Woolloongabba Substation, QLD, Australia
Tata Literature Live, Mumbai International Literature Festival, Mumbai, India
Radial Theatre Project, Seattle, USA
Palác Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic
OBERON, Cambridge MA, USA
The Lion & The Unicorn Theatre, London, UK
Particles Festival, Arad, Romania - Romanian premiere!
Halmstad teater, Halmstad, Sweden
Förslövs Skola, Båstad, Sweden
Weißenkirchen, Melk, Austria
Liberty Theatre Sun Valley, Hailey, ID, USA
La Teatreria, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Hammargården, Gnosjö, Sweden
Palác Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic
Repertory House, Invercargill, New Zealand
Kulturens Hus, Söderhamn, Sweden
Scenkonst Hudiksvall, Hudiksvall, Sweden
Folkan/Teatern, Kumla, Sweden
Elof Lindälvs gymnasieskola, Kungsbacka, Sweden
Vara konserthus, Sweden
Freedom Festival, Hull, UK
Brighton Little Theatre, UK
San Francisco International Arts Festival, San Francisco, USA
Culture Factory Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland
Centrepoint, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Writer's Bloc Festival, Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai, India
Toneelatelier, Aalst, Belgium
Théâtre la Seizième, Vancouver, Canada
Singapore Fringe Festival
Korjaamo Teatteri, Helsinki, Finland 


2015
M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, Singapore
The Cherry Arts, Inc, Ithaca NY, USA
Färgelanda Kommunhus, Färgelanda, Sweden
Folkets hus Studion, Umeå, Sweden
Arenan, Karlstad, Sweden
Luleå, Norrbottensteatern, Sweden
Theater Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland OH, USA
Växjö Teater, Växjö, Sweden
Kalmar teater, Kalmar, Sweden
Goldbekhaus, Winterhude, Germany
Dalateatern, Falun, Sweden
Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Palladium, Arvika, Sweden
Storsjöteatern, Östersund, Sweden
Stamp Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Yellow Springs Theater, Yellow Springs OH, USA
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sagateatern, Linköping, Sweden
TheatreLAB, Richmond VA, USA
Schillertage Mannheim, Germany
Théâtre National du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, UK
Tasmania Theatre Company, Hobart, Australia
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Australia
Fringe Festival San Miguel de Artes, San Miguel, Mexico
Big Burns Supper, Dumfries, Scotland
M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, Singapore
Theatre Projects Manitoba, Winnipeg Canada
Théâtre la Seizième, Vancouver BC, Canada


2014
Théâtre Le Public, Brussels, Belgium
Out of Hand Theater, Atlanta GA, USA
United World College South East Asia, Singapore
Radar Festival, Bush Theatre, UK (Performed by Simon McBurney)
Maison Crystal, Thessaloniki, Greece
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, UK
Epic Theater Company, Cranston RI, USA
Matt Dann Cultural Centre, Port Headland, Australia
Zeitgeist Stage Company, Boston MA, USA
Macrobert, Stirling, UK
FringeArts Festival, Philadelphia PA, USA
Out of Hand Theater, Atlanta GA, USA
Burnie Arts and Function Centre, Burnie, Tasmania
Broome Civic Centre, Broome, Australia
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Burnbury, Australia
Esperance Civic Centre, Esperance, Australia
Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, Kalamunda, Australia
Goldfields Art Centre, Kalgoorlie, Australia
Koorliny Arts Centre, Kwinana, Australia
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah Australia
Brecht Festival, Svendborg, Denmark
Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, WA, Australia
Theatre North, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
State Theatre Centre, Perth, Australia
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, Edinburgh, UK
Holt Festival, Norfolk, UK (performed by John Hurt)
Open Ears Festival, Kitchener, Canada
Ruhrfestspiel, Recklinghausen, Germany
Auditorium Louis-Philippe-Poisson, Trois-Rivieres, Canada
SESC, Araraquara City, Brazil
Artist's Exchange Theater, Rhode Island, USA
SESC, Taubaté and Bauru, Brazil
Theatertreffen, Berlin, Germany
Boston Center for the Arts, Boston MA, USA
The Street Theatre, Canberra, Australia
The Court Theatre, Christchurch, New Zealand
NUS Arts Festival, Singapore
Swirsky's, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, Canada
East Gippsland Shire Council, Bairnsdale, Australia
Festival Centro Histórico, México
Arts Mildura, Mildura, Australia
The Arts Project, London ON, Canada


2013
World Theatre Festival, Brisbane, Australia
Bristol Old Vic, UK
On the Boards, Saskatchewan, Canada
Theatre Xtra, Lethbridge, Canada
Live Theatre, Newcastle, UK
Scenarobocza, Poznan, Poland 
BIOS, Athens, Greece 
Company of Fools,  Ottawa, Canada
Canoe Festival, Alberta, Canada
Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Silo Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand
Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, Cairo, Egypt 
Amsterdam Fringe Festival, The Netherlands 
Theatre du Trillium, Ottawa, Canada
Theater Alliance, Washington DC, USA
Whitehorse Theatre, Yukon, Canada
DMV Theatre, Halifax, Canada
English Theatre, Berlin, Germany
Alsomirschmeckts! Theater, Bremen, Germany
Chicago Humanities Festival, USA
Theatre du Trillium, Ottawa, Canada  
Instant Cafe Theatre, Penang Island, Malayasia
East Gippsland Shire Council, Mallacoota, Australia


2012
Dublin Fringe Festival, Ireland
Oslo International Theatre, Oslo
The Arches, Glasgow, UK
PAZZ Festival Oldenburg, Germany
San Francisco International Arts Festival, CA, USA
Nightingale Theatre, Brighton, UK
The Cultch, Vancouver, Canada
Speeltheater Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
LIFA, Greece (in Greek)
Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Calgary, Canada
LIFT Festival, London, UK
Espace Libre, Montreal, Canada
Queens University, Ontario, Canada
Festival Internacional de Teatro de Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil 
Latitude Festival, UK
Yale Cabaret, USA
Mercury Theatre, Colchester, UK
University of North Texas, USA
Quartieri dell'Arte Festival, Viterbo, Italy 
Schauspielhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany


2011
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UK
Summerworks Festival, Toronto, Canada
Bytom Festival, Poland 
Speltheater Holland, Amsterdam & Edam, Netherlands

Awards

Summerworks 2011

Outstanding New Performance Text

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011

The Arches Brick Award

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

Best New Performance

Dublin Fringe Festival 2012

Best New Performance

Pipedream Productions 2017

True West Award

Nominations

Brighton Fringe Festival

Brighton Fringe Pick of Edinbrugh Award

Brighton Fringe Festival

Total Theatre Award

Interested in bringing White Rabbit Red Rabbit to your theater? Contact one of our booking agents!

Banglore 9.3.2014
Banglore 9.3.2014

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Auckland 3 13.7.2013
Auckland 3 13.7.2013

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Sao Carlos 3 28.10.2013
Sao Carlos 3 28.10.2013

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©2020 by Nassim Soleimanpour Productions

Say RABBIT TEETH! These photos were taken by audience members from performances all around the globe. It's amazing how the quality of our cameras has improved in the last decade.