Nassim Soleimanpour is from Tehran, Iran. His plays have been translated into more than 20 languages. Best known for his play White Rabbit Red Rabbit, written to travel the world when he couldn’t, his work has been awarded the Dublin Fringe Festival Best New Performance, Summerworks Outstanding New Performance Text Award and The Arches Brick Award (Edinburgh Fringe) as well as picking up nominations for a Total Theatre and Brighton Fringe Pick of Edinburgh Award.
By the time Nassim was permitted to travel for the first time in early 2013, his play White Rabbit Red Rabbit had been performed hundreds of times in more than a dozen languages. Since then Nassim has facilitated workshops and panels in different events including World Theatre Festival (Brisbane), Tolhuistuin (Amsterdam), SESC Vila Mariana (Sao Paulo), Schauspielhaus (Vienna), DPAC (Kuala Lampur), Theatretreffen (Berlin), Grob Theatre (Copenhagen), British Council, University of Bremen (Germany), Tata Literature Live (India) and etc.
Nassim’s second play Blind Hamlet for the London based Actors Touring Company premiered at The LIFT 2014 and has toured in the UK and was received well in Bucharest and Copenhagen. BLANK is his third play which premiered in November 2015 simultaneously in Amsterdam, Utrecht and London and since then was performed in Scotland, Argentina, Australia, India and etc.
Nassim now lives in Berlin and is under commissions to write a play for Theatre Momentum (Odense).