In association with Aurora Nova Productions and Boat Rocker Entertainment
By Nassim Soleimanpour
AIP is proud to be partnering with The Voices Theatre in Madison to present four virtual performances of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit.
The actors have never seen the script. There is no rehearsal, no director.
White Rabbit Red Rabbit is a global phenomenon that no one is allowed to talk about. Actors may not perform if they’ve ever seen the show before; the script will be handed to them in a sealed envelope as they take the stage. They can only perform once.
Written by Nassim Soleimanpour, an Iranian native who was not permitted to leave Iran, who instead wrote this play so we could all take a journey with him. White Rabbit Red Rabbit has been performed by Nathan Lane, Alan Cumming, Whoopi Goldberg, Laura Linney, Martin Short, Sinead Cusack, F. Murray Abraham, Cynthia Nixon, Stephen Rea, and John Hurt among many others. It has been translated into more than 30 languages and performed over 3,000 times!
“A thoughtful, playful response to oppression.” – The Guardian
“The whole experience is altogether funny and serious and surprising and you — by which I mean we — are all in it together.” — San Francisco Examiner
All proceeds from this production will go towards helping Afghan refugees in Wisconsin. Proceeds will be split between the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition and Jewish Social Services in Madison, to their efforts helping Afghan refugees.
All performances at 7:30PM
Tuesday, October 12: Karen Estrada
Karen Estrada is an actor, director and theater educator living in Milwaukee and has had the pleasure of working with Chamber Theater, First Stage, Next Act, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theatre and is a three time alumna of the Disney on Classic tour of Japan and Taiwan. Karen is also proud to have directed pieces for Renaissance’s Brinks Briefs, Chamber Theater’s Young Playwright Festival, First Stage Milwaukee’s World Premiere On the Wings of a Mariposa and for Marquette University.
Wednesday, October 13: Casem AbuLughod
Casem AbuLughod regularly performs with the Monkey Business Institute, Are We Delicious?, and Whoopensocker. He is honored to be treading the virtual boards of The Voices Theatre. Sending love and thanks to his LifeBoo and you the audience for being awesome.
Friday, October 15: Adam Qutaishat
Adam Qutaishat is a multiracial actor, director, designer, teacher, writer, composer, and advocate working throughout the Midwest. Area highlights include work with Next Act Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Playwrights’ Center, National Theatre for Children, All In Productions, Windfall Theatre, American Gothic Performing Arts Fest, and Music Theatre of Madison.
Adam serves as Associate Artistic Director for Music Theatre of Madison and as an Artistic Associate for All In Productions. Adam also does extensive work on audio fiction podcasts and can be heard on the upcoming Dracula (The House Theatre of Chicago), The Wanderer (Fable and Folly Network), and Vigil (All In Productions). For more of Adam’s past and future work, check out adamqutaishat.com.
Saturday, October 16: Jamie England
Jamie England most recently appeared onstage as Judy in Madison Theatre Guild’s 2019 production of Small Mouth Sounds. Other recent acting credits include turns as Joyce in Body Awareness, Mattie Fae in August: Osage County, Nightshade LaVixen in Sweet William, Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman, JoAnn in Company, and the unsinkable Narrator in You’ve Ruined a Perfectly Good Mystery at the New York City Fringe Festival. Local directing credits include Epic Proportions, The Miracle Worker, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Rainmaker.