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Event calendar of the week (October 19- 26)

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The invading play, directed by Sami Berat Marçalı, meets its audience at The Firehouseon the evening of October 23rd. One of the most important historical values of Istanbul with nearly 200 years of history, Fişekhane is located in Büyükyalı Istanbul, right at the entrance of the Bosphorus Strait, right on the shores of the Marmara Sea.

The invasion revolves around a magical name that causes a whirlwind of words, ideas and images: Abulkasem. It attacks our deepest prejudices about identity, race and language. It shatters the perception of identity that at times becomes hilarious to death, occasionally disturbing, at times poignant, dangerous, forcing us to confront our own cultural identity.

Awards: Obie Awards | Playwright of the Year | Jonas Hassen Khemiri | Sadri Alışık Awards Actress of the Year in yrd role | Seda Turkmen

Hurriyet Book Art | Game of the Year | Invade!

Nominations: Afife Awards | Young Talent | Efe Tunçer

Making: Plan B
By: Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Translator-manage: Sami Berat Marçali
Dramaturg: Dilek Tora
Players: Barış Gönenen, Hakan Kurtas, Efe Tunçer, Seda Turkmen
Décor design: Jesse Gagliardi
Light design: Flame Lame
Costume design: Hilal Polat
Choreography: Mystery Erdem
Illustration: Dilan Sarıoglu
Photograph: Cagla Çağlar, Deniz Sabunc
Teaser: Cagla Çağlar


The 5th Istanbul Design Biennial started on October 15th with a new structure that combines different formats. This year, the Biennial meets audiences in three different formats: exhibitions, outdoor installations in the public space and digital video series. Mariana Pestana, Sumitra Upham and Billie Muraben co-curate the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial, sponsored by The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), sponsored by VitrA and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Back to Empathy: the biennial titled Design for More Than One will host projects by participants from different countries and disciplines at the exhibition venues Pera Museum and Ark Kültür, on the streets of Istanbul and digitally. Projects in exhibition venues will be open to visitors until November 15, 2020; Interventions, research projects and video series in the city will continue to develop until April 30, 2021. You can follow IKSV's YouTube account for digital shares.


Years after GalataPerform, the much talked about and award-winning game 'Iz' can be viewed on GalataPerform Youtube account until October 23rd. Greek sisters Marquis and Eleni, who lived in the 1950s and were forced to leave their homes in the events of 6-7 September; Ahmet and his Black Sea landlord, Turgut Usta, who rented the same house in Tarlabasi to escape after the events of 9/12 in the 1980s; Sevengül, a transgender sex worker who lived in the same house in the 2000s, and her lover Rizgar... All these periods and characters create their own stories while carrying the stories of the previous period with the traces they leave at home.

"İz" was written by young writer Ahmet Sami Özbudak within the scope of The New Text New Theatre Project, which has taken important steps in playwriting in Turkey since 2006. With this play, Ozbudak received the "Youngest Best Playwright in Europe" award at the Heidelberg Stückemarkt Festival in Germany in 2012.

Behind the Scenes

By: Ahmet Sami Ozbudak
Manages: Jade Özsoy
Cinematographic Dramaturgy: Ceren Ercan
Stage Design: Virgo Ozdogan
Music Design: Assimil Ozilgen
Costume Design: Tulin Kermen
Cinematographer: Ferhat Öçmen
Technical Director: Omer Özkan

Players: Okan Urun, Burak Safa Çal, Batur Belirdi, Bertan Dirikolu, Jade Özsoy, Ceren Demirel, Görkem Dogan | Daghli (season 2 and 3) Koray Kadirağa | Daghli (season 1)

Bonus: 5 new series suggestions 2020


Ayça Erkol's new book "A Winter's Night Guest", one of the most notable names of our young storytelling, has taken its place in all book outlets as of October. This book, which is woven with characters, intriguing fiction and different written searches that you can encounter in all areas of everyday life, appeals to real story lovers.

If the light is suddenly drawn from the slippery place we call the earth... If the sun pulls its hand, the moon skirt... If we open a giant veil and gather the falling stars right under the sky... What remained was not darkness, but human nature, stripped naked, no longer afraid of light, so there was no need to hide anything...

Bonus: 10 most read books in quarantine


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