Similarities Between New Theater Productions of the Season


When people start writing themselves, I think they start looking for topics in games. Or, since Galata Perform, the first play I wrote, had a horror theme, I started looking at everything by title. In this article, I will try to discuss and analyze the games that I watched under this lens.

This season I saw four original performances from different productions and different actors: Women’s Division, Hu, Borders, Feramoose Peace and Homecoming. I thought I should examine these four games from the point of view of their common language, since language, that is, the basis of expression, loses its meaning or becomes somewhat inadequate when it is not translated into action. What I encountered surprised me. Because the main problem is that although the stories of the games are completely different, in fact they are the same. This, as it were, directly indicates what we are now dealing with both in the world and in our country …


Women’s department Persian text. The actors are all Iranian, except for one among them. The play discusses femicide in Iran, the denial of women’s rights, and the rules in the country. He fights to achieve true freedom… The play, written by Baharak Salehnia, directed by Afsane Sarfejoo.


hmquestions our prejudices and our life story through a life and death dilemma. He pursues the belief that getting rid of prejudice will open the door to freedom… The play, written by Ceyla Odman, is directed by Taner Tuncay.

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RestrictionsIn , we go back to our school days and question the teacher-student relationship. Does the system protect freedom or reinforce restrictions by feeding the teacher hierarchy? At the heart of the question of what is freedom… The play, written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamed, is directed by Kaihan Berkin.


Homecoming, questions about whether the couple has the freedom not to be parents. In a triangle of sadness, fear and age, a couple who have lost a child suddenly remember how happy they were without their sons, and their longing for the period before they became a family. Even if we love, on the axis of the discussion, we are more free in your absence… The play, written by Norwegian writer Fredrik Brattberg and translated into Turkish by Ferdy Çetin, is directed by Kemal Aydogan.

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Finally Feramoose Peacediscusses religion, ancient human relationships. Is our attachment to religion something that keeps the family together, or something that traps us in a small world? In this game, which shows the impasse of a family within religion and strong beliefs, the story moves towards an end from which there is no way out, unless this system is completely burned. The director of the play, written by Sema Elchim, is Oguz Utku Gunesh.

In the dilemma of freedoms and dead ends Homecominga family that repeats history if it doesn’t give itself the freedom not to want its child, Restrictionshierarchical conflict, the appearance of which cannot be proved unless it goes beyond the university, hma man and a woman who find it difficult to hold on to life if they do not perceive life with its opposite (that is, the opposite of it) death, Women’s department on the other hand, it shows four Iranian prisoners who find no other way to fight for their lives than to face justice.

It is very interesting, when viewed from the side as an audience, that both institutional and independent theaters, consciously or accidentally, in this partnership, are dealing with today’s problems. I humbly recommend that you watch these four plays, perhaps as a reminder that we as a society have gone through common pains, and I would like to draw attention to the need to rethink some issues. We wish you a pleasant time…

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