Premiere: 17 November 2012 (Mekan Artı - Elmadağ)
Text / Directed By: Didem Kaplan
Project Coordination: Mehmet Ali Gümüş
Dramaturg: Ufuk Tan Altunkaya
Lighting Desgin: Zeki Elveriş
Photograhy: Nazlı Miray Çelik Öcal
Performed By: Ahmet Yaşar, Dilek Yorulmaz, Serpil Bilgil, Şakir Güler
Duration: 40 Min
Theater Arti Lays Bare The Violence Children Are Exposed To
The second play of the violence trilogy “The Candy” which began last season, examines violence against children through true stories. “The Candy” continues to be staged at Mekan Arti.
Theater Arti urges the audience to confront the social and physiological violence that each child is exposed to from the moment of birth. “The Candy” describes the confusion, suffering and destruction children had felt through the things they see and learn.
Theater Arti displays the story of four children, who were murdered, while conveying the polluted worlds of children through their eyes and words. Ceylan Önkol who died because of mines laid by the state, Uğur Kaymaz who was the target of police bullets, Fırat Sezer who was killed by his step mother and step grandmother and Türkay Ay who was stabbed after being raped in the house she had gone to for getting candies during a Sugar Feast day…
Didem Kaplan, the writer and director of the game, states that they have tried to examine all kinds of violence applied to all the people, who were reduced to a weak position in the society and they prefer to examine the issue of the ‘violence’ instead of displaying it on the stage, while making The Candy.
While the first play of the trilogy focused on violence against women, the last play of the trilogy will focus on violence against thought.