The New Text New Theatre 12 Starts Tomorrow

Organised by GalataPerform since 2012, the The New Text Theatre Festival (Yeni Metin Tiyatro Festivali), which aims to discover new playwrights and opens an innovative, original and courageous space in theatre, will take place for the 12th time this year between 24 November – 4 December.

This year, the festival underlines its international structure and creates a space where Turkish writers and directors and artists from abroad meet within the scope of “Theatre Beyond Borders”. With the participation of many playwrights and directors from abroad, the festival opens the door to new discussions and exchanges in the field and connects international theatre scenes through interviews, new plays, performances, workshops and reading theatres. Devamını Oku…

So Which is Harder, To Stay or To Go?: Cırcır Böceği İtler ve Biz (2023)

I will tell you about a 75-minute one-act play.

Before moving on to the play, I should convey a coincidence.

In 2019, I went to the Vahşi BatıTrue West theatre at the Kağıthane Sadabat Cultural Centre. I had not researched the play before and I had not bought the ticket. True West was the famous play of Sam Shepard, one of the brave writers of contemporary American theatre and world literature, who died in 2017. On a cold January day, this theatre would be good for me. It was a 115-minute play in 2 acts. The presence of Serdar Orçin and Ahmet Saraçoğlu in the cast was enough for me to watch it. Devamını Oku…