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The name 'Nassim' in both English and Farsi beside an image of the playwright, wearing glasses, resting his chin in one hand.
A co-production with Boom Arts
March 30 – May 12, 2024
In the Ellyn Bye Studio

“Dear performer. I want to show you something. Did you know, in Farsi my name is written like this: ‘.ROUPNAMIELOS MISSAN si eman yM’

From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (creator of the Off-Broadway smash hit White Rabbit, Red Rabbit) comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night, a new, unrehearsed local performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits, unseen, in a sealed box... Touchingly autobiographical yet powerfully universal, NASSIM is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us.

“Soleimanpour makes a quietly persuasive case for theatre’s special power to foster empathy.” –The London Evening Herald

NASSIM speaks eloquently of living and working in a place with a language not your own.” –The New York Times


  • A Bush Theatre (UK) and Nassim Soleimanpour production
  • By Nassim Soleimanpour
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Nassim Reading List

Calling all readers! Multnomah County Library put together a reading list inspired by our production of Nassim.

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Art Exhibit: It Is Still Our Time by Latoya Lovely

January 14 – March 2  •  FREE

Portland Center Stage will host IT IS STILL OUR TIME, an art exhibit by Portland-based multidisciplinary artist Latoya Lovely that draws upon the intersections of "the magic of being a Black woman" and her lived experience as a working mother and artist The exhibit is on display to view daily now through March 2, 2024. 

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Art Exhibit: More Than February by Ronin Roc

January 14 – March 31  •  FREE

Portland Center Stage will host More Than February, an art exhibit by Portland-based multidisciplinary artist Ronin Roc, featuring icons of Black history to honor, reshape, and reclaim the legacy and stories that get passed down from one generation to the next.

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Art Exhibit: ¡Soy Yo! by Mika Martinez

March 6 – April 7  •  FREE

¡Soy Yo!, is a multi-media project, created by Mika Martinez, that examines and celebrates Latinx identity featuring more than 50 portraits of the Hispanic/Latino community in Portland.

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March First Thursday featuring Seffarine

Thu, Mar 7, 5 p.m.  •  FREE

Celebrate March First Thursday with a vibrant performance by Seffarine and their unique combination of Southern Spain and Morocco influenced songs. There will also be art exhibits by Mika Martinez and Ronin Roc, partner tables by Pueblo Unido PDX and Portland Refugee Support Group, with complimentary select beer provided by Deschutes Brewery.

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BIPOC Affinity Night DJ Set by Perreo Princess

Fri, Mar 15, 6:30 p.m.  •  FREE

As part of BIPOC Affinity Night for Quixote Nuevojoin us for pre-show DJ set by Perreo Princess and complimentary beverages from Multnomah Whiskey Library and Deschutes Brewery.

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Chingona Happy Hour and DJ Panel Discussion

Sat, Mar 23, 5 p.m.  •  FREE

The Chingona Happy Hour will provide a QT/BIPOC space where women can come together to connect, support each other, and honor BIPOC creatives, community builders, and inspiring women who gift us with their talents.

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Live Pre-Show Music: Palmas Del Sol

Thu, Mar 28, 6:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Enjoy a pre-show music performance by Portland-based quintet Palmas Del Sol, who intertwine a cross-generational mix of Cumbia, Salsa, Tropical, and Latin Pop elements into their upbeat live shows.

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