Afife Theater Awards presented in Istanbul
The 23rd Yapı Kredi Afife Theater Awards, organized in memory of Turkey’s first theater actress, Afife Jale, was presented to winners at a ceremony on April 30.
Thirty-three jury members selected winners from 176 theater plays staged throughout the season. Awards were presented in 16 categories.
The award ceremony, held at Zorlu PSM, started with a program to commemorate the artists who died since last year.
“Alice Musical” received the Haldun Dormen Special Award, scriptwriter Berkun Oya received the Cevat Fehmi Başkut Special Award, theater actor Rüştü Asyalı received the Yapı Kredi Special Award, and theater Ahmet Levendoğlu received the Muhsin Ertuğrul Special Award.
The Best Production Award went to “Dünyada Karşılaşmış Gibi,” staged by Krek and the Best Director Award went to Çağ Çalışkur for his play “Fotoğraf 51.”
Funda Eryiğit received the Best Actress Award, while Öner Erkan won the Best Actor Award.
Other winners were Ceren Taşçı and Gökhan Azdağ as the best supporting actress and actor respectively.
For the first time this year, the Best Choreography Award went to Beyhan Murphy for the choreography of “Alice Musical.”