The Story

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

Imagine being 29 and unable to leave your country. Nassim Soleimanpour dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play from Iran. Forbidden to travel, he turns his isolation to his own advantage with a play that requires no director, no set, and a different actor for every performance.

The Team

Written by | Nassim Soleimanpour

Featuring solo performances in its simultaneous world premiere runs in Toronto and Edinburgh by | Kawa Ada, Tara Grammy, Natasha Greenblatt, Yanna McIntosh, Eric Peterson, and Gord Rand; and performances in Edinburgh by Gemma Brockis, David Charles, Bridget Christie, Tim Crouch, Alexis Dubus, Lucy Elinson, Andy Field, Tom Frankland, David Greig, Sandy Grierson, Ian Hanmore, Ravi Jain, Jessica Jason, Nadia Kamil, Libby King, Guy Masterson, Alon Nashman, Sara Pascoe, Debbie Pearson, John Luke Roberts, Annie Ryan, Chris Thorpe, Thom Tuck, Pip Utton, and Tricity Vogue



2011: Simultaneous World Premieres in Toronto at the Summerworks Festival (co-produced by Volcano and Necessary Angel) and in Edinburgh (co-produced by Volcano, Wolfgang Hoffman, and Remarkable Arts) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Awards and Nominations

Best New Performance Text: Summerworks Festival, Toronto: White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Arches Brick Award for Emerging Talent – Edinburgh: White Rabbit Red Rabbit