Theater artists on stage to take awards
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
The theater awards were presented last night at a ceremony in Ankara. AA photoThe 3rd Sadri Alışık Anadolu Theater awards were presented last night in Ankara, attended by State Theaters General Director Lemi Bilgin.
Bilgin said the awards are very important due to their name and association as the award of Anatolia. Bilgin congratulated participants and nominees, saying theater is a challenge and will continue to be a challenge.
The honorary award went to Macide Tanır, the jury special award to Esat Tanrıverdi (Van State Theater), the young talent award to Esat Tanrıverdi, the director’s award to Ayşe Emel Mesci and the best actor award to Basri Albayrak for the play “Ants” from Ankara State Theaters.
The best actress award went to Meltem Keskin for “Bell Jar,” the best supporting actor award went to Hakan Salınmış and best supporting actress award to Mehtap Öztepe .
Bilgin said it is very important to keep theater curtains open in Van, Siirt, Bitlis, Diyarbakır, Çorum, Yozgat and Mardin.
“We call these people who keep the curtains open heroes,” he added. Sadri Alışık’s son also spoke at the ceremony and said he was proud to have hosted the award ceremony for two years.