DIAF '19 : BLANK
DPAC, in association with Aurora Nova, and in collaboration with The Instant Café Theatre Company, presents BLANK
Nassim Soleimanpour (Iran)
curated by Jo
No set. No director. A story open to the public and
completed by the audience.
A story machine to create new stories every night.
Come join us and help us fill in the Blanks.
Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour made a name for
himself with his play White Rabbit, Red
Rabbit, which has been performed by actors such as Whoopi Goldberg, Alan
Cumming, and John Hurt. In 2016 The Instant Café Theatre Company staged it in
Malaysia in 3 languages using actors such as Sharifah Amani, Kuah Jenhan, Iedil
Putra, Ghafir Akbar, and Ling Tang.
performance curated in Kuala Lumpur by JO KUKATHAS with different performers
every night. Every night a different performer is the storyteller and a member
of the audience becomes the character, deciding what they want to tell us of
their life. The performer will also read from a script he or she has never seen
— let alone rehearsed. Some words in that script are, as the title of the play
suggests, left blank for the actor and the audience to fill in. And so a new
story is created collaboratively and immediately in the theatre every night.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
NASSIM SOLEIMANPOUR is an independent
multidisciplinary theatre-maker from Tehran, Iran. His plays have been
translated into 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.
“Blank offers a
more intimate, touching, and compassionate platform for the participant to
consider their own mortality.”
The List, Edinburgh)
5th July 2019 (Friday), 8.00 PM | Ghafir Akbar
6th July 2019 (Saturday), 3.00 PM | Farzana Hussaini
6th July 2019 (Saturday), 8.00 PM | Sharifah Amani
7th July 2019 (Sunday), 3.00 PM | Mwaffaq Alhajjar
7th July 2019 (Sunday), 8.00 PM |Arief Hamizan
H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara,
Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana,
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
03-4065 0001, 4065 0002