“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
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.
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.
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.
Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).