Premiere: 18 April 2009 (Galata-Istanbul)
Text/Direction: Ufuk Tan Altunkaya
Assistsnt Director: Filiz Polat
Project Coordination: Melis Avçil
Sound Design: Zeki Elveriş
Costume: Aslı Özdemir, Betül Altındal
Performed by: Aslı Özdemir, Betül Altındal, Deniz Gencal, Didem Kaplan, Filiz Polat, Melis Avçil, Onur Cenk Balçık, R.Özgür Altun, Şennur Orta, Ufuk Tan Altunkaya, Ümit Doğru
Prices: X. Lions Tiyatro Ödülleri - Yenilikçi Tiyatro Ödülü
Theater Arti continues its contemporary theater adventure, which had begun in İzmir, on the streets of Galata in İstanbul. Being inspired from the story ‘’Ghosts’’, which is among the Paul Auster’s New York trilogy, ‘’The Following’’ meets with you. The most important feature of this play is, that it is performed to only ‘’one’’ audience!
Being a play type to be performed for the first time in Turkey with its fiction for ‘’one’’ audience, ‘’The Following’’ is about the ‘’one’’ audience, who participates in the play, trying to find out who the mysterious character named ‘’Siyah’’, pursuing this character, finding it and making a journey to the hystorical mystery of Istanbul while searching it.
During the writing of ‘’Takip’’, which is produced with inspiration from mysticism, existentialism, story of ‘’Ghosts’’ and Istanbul’s enchant, which forms the foundation of the play, various tales, mesnevis, depictions of Istanbul and history of Galata were used to benefit from.
‘’Who's watching? Who's being watched? Is the one watching, the storyteller? Whose story is it telling? Its own story or the person it is watching? Why is it turning to its own past, while searching the past of the person, whom it is pursuing?’’
With its different fiction and interesting staging techniques, it leads its ‘’one’’ audience to an adventure that is never experienced before, and it is exhibited in places worth seeing between Tünel and Karaköy by Theater Arti. The play, which is performed in terms of the use of space as well, enables the audience to move and to watch different scenes in different places…