Iranian Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces. In return, the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script in the care of Volcano Theatre of Canada. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play. Soleimanpour turns his isolation to his own advantage with the play (written in English) which requires no director, no set, and a different actor for every performance. Per Mr. Soleimanpour’s instruction, the script of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit will be opened in front of the audience and performed unrehearsed by a different actor each night.
Ava Roy » May 19 8:00pm
Rotimi Agbabiaka » May 20 8:00pm
Shinichi Iova-Koga » May 21 6:00pm
Nato Green » May 22 2:00pm
Brian Livingstone » May 22 7:00pm
Eric Reid » May 28 6:00pm
Russell Blackwood » May 29 7:00pm
Nancy Wang » June 2 8:00pm
Rob Melrose » June 3 7:00pm
Eliana Lopez » June 4 2:00pm
Tony Kelly » June 5 3:00pm
Shinichi Iova-Koga is the Artistic Director of the San Francisco-based performance company inkBoat, founded in 1998. The company has performed throughout North America, Europe and Japan in theaters and site specific locations. In 2007, he and his wife Dana Iova-Koga founded the dance studio inkGround in Northern California, running an annual summer workshop that explores the relationship of wild nature with dance, utilizing the surrounding forests, rivers and ocean-side as new media for the life/dance investigation. Shinichi was named one of the “25 to watch” in 2008 by Dance Magazine and awarded a “Goldie” by the SF Bay Guardian in 2007. inkBoat has received 5 Isadora Duncan “Izzie” awards.