State Theaters get Macedonian awards
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Kenan Işık receives the Best Director award in Macedonian festival.
Istanbul State Theater players’ rendition of the ancient Greek drama “Antigone” recently won an award for ‘Best Performance,’ while the play’s director Kenan Işık was awarded ‘Best Director.’
The play will be staged later this year at two festivals in Macedonia. The Greek tragedy will be performed first at the 11th annual Antique Drama Festival in Veles, a city at the center of the Republic of Macedonia in the Balkans. The theater troupe will later perform at the Ohrid Summer Festival in Ohrid.
“Antigone,” written by the famous Greek playwright Sophocles, was translated into Turkish by Sabahattin Ali for Istanbul State Theater. Costume design and stage props were done by Elena Ivanova with music prepared by Ayla Çelik and lighting direction by Önder Arık.
The play was narrated by Tomris İncer. Cast members included Ali Sürmeli, Gökhan Mert Yılmaz, Attila Olgaç, Gözde Okur, Selin Tekman, Suna Selen, Murat Sarı, Barış Bağcı, Kerem Gökçer, Tuğçe Şartekin Karasu, Fatma İnan, Tarkan Koç, Eylem Server Ünüvar, Gökhan Yılmaz; koro Tarkan Koç, Hilal Kuvvet, Bora Godri, Gülcan Burcu Değirmenci, Hande Gençörnek, Onur Ertaman, Simel Keçecioğlu, Ebru Üstüntaş, Canan Duran, Sercan Sungur, Ömer Menteşe, Aybar Taştekin, Aykut İspir, Kerem Gökçer, Fatma İnan, and Güzide Arslan.