Premiere: 26 Februar 2016 (Mekan Artı - Çemberlitaş)
Text: Igor Bauersima
Translation: Murat Baykan
Directed By: Mert Öner
Project Coordination: Didem Kaplan
Dramaturg: Ufuk Tan Altunkaya
Music: Evren Karakul
Project Asisstant: Ariya Toprak
Performed By: Büşra Develi, Sercan Badur
The play named “Norway today”, which is written by Igor Bauersima, translated by Murat Baykan and directed by Mert Öner, is staged at Mekan Arti for the first time in Turkey.
The play ‘’Norway Today’’, which is written by Igor Bauersima, writer and director of Czech origin and one of the important most important names of German contemporary theater, will be staged at Mekan Arti in February for the first time in Turkey as “Burada Bugün”
Bauersima wrote “Norway today”, for Basel Schauespielhaus theater in 2001 being inspired from a real incident. The play, which was granted awards such as best text award and audience special awards, was translated to 25 languages and staged worldwide in more than 200 theaters in 2003-2004 season, thus earned Bauersima the title of German writer, whose plays were staged most.
The play tells about Julie, who decides to commit suicide and puts notice online to have someone, who will commit suicide with her and August, who answers to that notice, and their journey to the suicide. Bauersima searchs an answer for the question of existence throuh the young generation and discusses the basic questions of philosophy through two young people, who question the reality of the virtual world and the lack of communication caused by the era of comminucation.
The writer of the play, Igor Bauersima, is known for his stage designs, in which he blends theater and cinema techniques, as well as his texts. The play, translated by Murat Baykan into Turkish, will be staged at the new stage of Mekan Arti, which is transformed from a cinema hall, with the direction of Mert Öner and with an expression, in which the play and reality, the cinema and theater intertwines. Sercan Badur and Büşra Develi are the two young people, who are planning to commit suicide in the play.