Jarzyna Awarded at the 19th Istanbul International Theatre Festival
small, Jarzyna Awarded at the 19th Istanbul International Theatre Festival, Grzegorz Jarzyna Receives Honorary Award from the 19th Istanbul Theatre Festival Directo Leman Yilmaz. credit: Ali Güler., jarzyna_1.jpg
Polish theater director Grzegorz Jarzyna was presented with an honorary award on 09 May, Friday at the opening of the 19th İstanbul Theater Festival, which kicked off with Jarzyna's recent play No Matter How Hard We Tried, written by Dorota Masłowska.
Jarzyna took the award at the Muhsin Ertuğrul Theater after his play No Matter How Hard We Tried was staged as the opening play of the festival on 09 and 10 May, as part of the 600th anniversary of Turkish-Polish relations. The festival director Leman Yılmaz presented the award to the director. The play is one of two productions that Jarzyna is presenting at the festival, along with Nosferatu.
The director took part in a Q&A session at the festival on 11 May, Sunday at the İKSV's performance hall, providing audiences with the opportunity to get to know Jarzyna and contemporary Polish theatre more closely. Moderated by Kerem Karaboğa, an associate professor at İstanbul University's Department of Theater Criticism and Dramaturgy, the event continued with a DVD screening of Jarzyna's play 2007: Macbeth, which gained popular attention at the Edinburg Festival.
Fore more information on the 19th Istanbul Theatre Festival, visit festival programme here.
After the opening performance of the play No Matter How Hard We Tried, author Dorota Masłowska atteded a Q&A session with the audiences. Written by Dorota Masłowska and directed by Gregorz Jarzyna, Między nami dobrze jest/ No Matter How Hard We Tried was previously performed in Berlin, Brussels and the International Theatre Festival in Minsk with great success.
The festival also honored Edward Hall, the director of the Propeller Theater Company, which will stage its rendition of A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Comedy of Errors in five performances throghout the festival. Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will be also performed by the Baltic Dance Theatre. For more details on the program, visit the event website here.
Sources: IKSV materials,own materials.
Edited by E.M. 12/05/2015