This Saturday (the 28th) at 2:00pm at the Bus Stop Theatre (2203 Gottingen Street), I’ll be taking part in one of the most fantastically strange projects I’ve had the pleasure of working on, WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT. Why so strange, you ask?
Imagine being 29 and unable to leave your country. Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play. He turns his isolation to his advantage with a play that requires no director, no set, and a different actor for each performance.
You read that correctly, no director, no set, and when I perform, it will be the first time that I’ve even seen the script.
So yeah, I have absolutely no idea what to expect, so I hope you’ll come out on Saturday afternoon and hold my hand while I work through this terrifying experience.
Here’s the WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/522598131168302/
Side note: I don’t know all of the details behind Soleimanpour‘s conflicts with the Iranian government, but it seems like there are some similarities between his story and Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, who was the subject of the 2012 documentary, THIS IS NOT A FILM, which was made as a result the Iranian government banning Panahi from making films for twenty years. Here’s the trailer: