Born in 1966 in Istanbul, she is educated in Western – English Literature and Language Department in Bosphorous University and did her master degree on theater theory and dramaturgy in Istanbul University.
She start dancing in the university's modern dance club and established, with her friends an interdisciplinary art group for the first time in Turkey, « Yesil Üzümler », where she made performances and also did her choreographies. She also wrote and directed plays for movement and physical theater,1991 on.
In 1997 she took part in the establishment of Izmit Municipal Theater, where she worked as a dramaturg before directing her plays there . She wrote theatre's documentary book, focusing on the artistic policy and the process that is led to establish an autonomus and state subsidized theatre as an example for the others to come.
In 2009 she was invited to Istanbul Municipal theatre as one of the theatre’s directors, where she still works as a house-artist. In the theatre she founded ÇGSM, Contemporary Performing Arts Center, where master class workshops and international collaboration projects are being realized. She directed the space and the centers artistic program from 2010 on.
Between 2014-2020 she curated a concept based, site-specific performance arts festival in one of the biggest museum in İstanbul, in Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi.
She also works in different theaters in various countries and cities as director, playwright, and choreographer. Her plays have been invited to France, Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Cyprus, Belgium, Portugal, Tunisia, Georgia, Greece, Egypt, Macedonia. She was invited as a director, as a panelist, as co-production partner to various countries.
She gives courses in various universities (recently Koç University) on actors / movement / dramaturgy and contemporary performing arts in practice.
Her adaptation for stage of a 10th century prophesy text of the Asian shaman Turks, “Irk Bitig” as a sound theater play won the 2009 best Play Price in the International Strumica Theatre Festival for the innovative approach to performing arts.
"Spot Whelming" A free adaptation from Bertold Brecht's "Caucasian Chalk Circle" with experimental use of masks and voice using adjusting the performance to the contemporary audience with documantary additions
"African Dance" a performance, video installation, exhibition project, based on a short story written by an famous avangard woman writer Sevim Burak
For transfering different literary art forms and voices to stage, a unique creative language is being explored. Experimental proposals are realized with actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists etc.
well-know for her strong images and specific aesthetic for each work and every time different choice of tools and materials depending on the work, work place and audience.
working experience in the theaters of Poland, Germany, France, Belgium for their repertuar using French, German and English as communication language
A co-production between Kunstenfestival des Artes/Brussels and Tanz im August/Berlin, there after realized for different cities Hamburg, Faro, Istanbul, Diyarbakır
A free adaptation of Lessing's "Nathan the Wise" questioning Islamophobia in Europe, produced by Theater Freiburg
After Orhan Pamuk's works on memory esp. "Museum of Innocence" Supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Foundation, produced by and for the Teatr Opole /Teatr im. Jana Kochanowskiego / Poland
For site specific performances, curation and direction work with Tobias Hering and many artists from different disciplines from the city Porto
A devised theatre project with amateuer and professional artists, opening performance "Beyond Belonging" organized by the Hebbel Theatre / Berlin
A result for a contract to do a premiere in the KunstenFestival 0090 Antwerp/Belgium, half working time in Istanbul, half in Antwerp, performed after in Strasbourg, Marseillais, Tunis, Monastir, Nabeul, Kairouan, Istanbul etc.
Free adaptation from Chechov's "Three Sister"s for a movement theatre piece, independent production
An independent project co-produced by the Municipal Theates of Istanbul and Izmit, invited to the "Life and Death" season in Battlesea Art Center/ London
Istanbul Greater Municipality Theatre Production
Eskişehir Municipal Theatre Production
Independent Project for
The International Istanbul Theatre Festival
Dot Theatre Production /Istanbul
Kocaeli Greater Municipality Theaters
Dot Theatre Production
Lush Otel Production , Istanbul
written for a hotel room after Virginia Woolf's "The Room of Ones Own"
An adaptation to a contemporary music theater performance after a shamanic prophecy text from 10th century asiatic turks
A site-specific action- performance-exhibition-interactive play, film screening event, discussing the Arab Spring
Tobias Hering and Emre Koyuncuoğlu after Peter Watkins fictional documantary "La Commune" the opening performance for SINOPALE
Forming artistic groups, realizing collaborative performative actions with artists from different disciplines, inviting volunteers, NGO's, amateurs to participate in this actions
Mayakovsky's Bedbug, Khielebnikov's Mrs. Laneen, Aleksei Kruchenykh's Victory Over the Sun are being performed
A text is performed reciting Anna Ahmadova's life story, letters with a selection of her poetry
Kocaeli Municipal Theatre is the first subsidized theatre in Anatolia, also in its artistical policy an example for the other municipal theatres founded just after.
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