Baykal Saran award presented to actress
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Former stage director Rüştü Asyalı (C) presents an award to Sükun Işıtan (R). AA photoThe “Baykal Saran Actor of the Year” award went to Sükun Işıtan for her role in “Cesaret Ana ve Çocukları” (Mother Bravery and Her Children). Former National Theater General Directory stage director Rüştü Asyalı said the Baykal Saran Actor of the Year award was presented to Işıtan for her role in “Cesaret Ana ve Çocukları” (Mother Bravery and her Children) during a press conference held in Refik Ahmet Sevengil Theater Library. Asyalı added that Işıtan had developed her acting and this day was important both for the beauty that theater creates and for the award itself.
“This award is not only presented for the memory of Baykal Saran but also is important in terms of teaching the importance of his work to the younger generations. We congratulate Işıtan on her success and wish her the best applause for the rest of her life,” he said.
Gülen Saran and theater critic Atilla Sav presented the award, and Asyalı presented the “player of the year title of privilege” to Işıltan. Işıltan said she never thought she could be so excited. “I am really touched right now, because I grew up watching the shows of brother Baykal in television theaters. Therefore I believe my generation has a powerful background in theater. We were lucky that we could walk on the road they created. I am honored to have this award given on behalf of him.” Işıltan also thanked former National Theater General Manager Lemi Bilgin, the jury and the Saran family.
The award given in the name of Saran, who passed away in 2006, has been presented to Benian Dönmez, Durukan Ordu, Erdal Beşikçioğlu, Servet Pandur, Tolga Tekin and Gülin Ersoy. Bilgin, Sav, Asyalı, Selçuk Yöntem and Erkal Saran are members of the jury.