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Presented by the Bush Theatre in association with Aurora Nova
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Part of Nassim Plays

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Continuing the formal experiment that marked White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Nassim Soleimanpour brings us BLANK. In a joint effort between audience and performer, the gaps in the script are filled in to reveal a story that celebrates the human imagination.

As formally inventive as it is engaging, BLANK reverses the typical theatre experience. A script riddled with blanks leaves the audience in charge of how the story will unfold. The concept might be simple. But the result is nothing short of empowering as a random audience member sees his or her future determined by the imagination of others.

Celebrated for his plays without directors, sets and rehearsals the acclaimed Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour takes it to extremes in his play full of blanks. It is to be completed by a new performer before a live audience each show. The play becomes a story machine to share the life story of the playwright, the performer and a random audience member.

BLANK previously played at the Bush as part of RADAR 2015 – a festival that feels the pulse of the new writing world and shines a spotlight on our hottest emerging and established talent.

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