In Germany everyone knows Helmut Kohl, Jan Ulrich and Marlene Dietrich. But what about Turgut Özal, Bülent Ersoy or Kemal Sunal? This theatre project by the Theater Freiburg and garajistanbul will focus on ten German and ten Turkish public icons from the world of politics, entertainment and media. A German-Turkish group of actors, dancers, musicians and video artists will acquaint themselves with the other culture's "cabinet" of celebrities in joint trips, workshops and rehearsals. The resulting scenes and images of these cultural identities will coalesce into a theatre production that will be presented at the garajistanbul, the first politically independent theatre in Turkey, followed by performances in Freiburg.
Theatres: Theater Freiburg and garajistanbul / Tomtom Mahallesi Yeni Carsi Cad Galatasaray-Beyoglu Istanbul
Artists / participants: Mustafa Avkiran (TR), Övül Avkiran (TR), Björn Bicker, Michael Graessner, Viola Hasselberg, Moritz Müller, Anna Böger, Bettina Grahs, Graham Smith (US), Tommy Noonen, Bernadette LaHengst, Safak Uysal (TR), Berdihan Dehmen (TR), Evrim Demirel (TR), Seklcuk Artut (TR), Mehmet Ali Alabora (TR)
May 2009 - November 2010