She was born in Germany in 1981. After her undergraduate education at Yıldız Technical University in the department of Urban and Regional Planning, she got a masters’ degree from Kadir Has University Film and Drama Program, department of Acting. In 2013, she worked in the Astragali Theatre (Italy) together with the artists selected from various countries. In 2015, she received training about Physical Theatre in "Paris Summer Academy". She acted in Internationale Theaterwerkstatt (Braunschweig-Germany), Festival Premieres (Karlsruhe-Germany), Festival Theatreformen (Hanover - Germany), Aradafestival (Vienna - Austria) and İstanbul Theatre Festival. In 2014, she designed a video installation for a play called EXIT in Internationale Theaterwerkstatt (Braunschweig-Germany). Besides taking part as an actress in Armenia- Turkey co-production project called "Voices, Bodies and Minds Unbound" , she took part as a director in a Turkey-England-Greece co-production project called "Container" which was coordinated by the University of Lincoln. After opening the feature film "Tuzdan Kaide/ The Pillar of Salt" at the 68th Berlin Film Festival , she took part in the competition of the Istanbul, Ankara and Adana film festivals. In 2018, she wrote and directed the play “Ara / Zwischenraum” as part of the guest artist program at the Heidelberg Theater in Heidelberg, Germany. She acted in commercials, TV series and short films. In addition to, “ProjeDifüzyon” which she established in 2016, she continues to work with many other institutions as actor, director and author. In addition, she teaches storytelling, physical expression techniques, and acting.
Özgül Akıncı is a performance/theatre scholar and practitioner. She received Masters degree in Cultural Studies in İstanbul and PhD degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Canada. Her dissertation is entitled "The Embodied Labour of Femininity in Sex Work and Performance in Contemporary Turkey: Theory and Practice." Her topics of research are embodiment, labour, performance and feminist theory. She explores practice-as-research as a methodology in her own practice of performance and writing. She performed, directed and devised performances in Turkey and Canada.
In 2008, she started her theater life while continuing her undergraduate education at Istanbul University, Department of American Culture and Literature. She did research on different styles and techniques of acting and participated in workshops with instructors such as Matteo Destro, Cecile Richards, Claudio Massimo Paterno and Eric Morris. She passed the School of Physical Theater and Comedy –a school following Jacques Lecoq pedagogy- in 2016. After working on the concept of masked acting there, she also took an interest in the field of design and has made costume and make-up designs for various theater companies in Istanbul. She graduated from the Performing Arts Department of IYYU with a first in 2017. She got her master’s degree in Theater Direction at IAU in 2019. She worked as an actor, designer, director with various theaters and organized workshops. She continues her academic studies working as a research assistant at IYYU Performing Arts and as a doctoral student at KOU Dramatic Arts.
Yağmur Ruken Kahraman
She was born in Istanbul in 1995. In 2014, she started the chemistry department at Yıldız Technical University and Yıldız University Theater Club. In 2016, she left the school and the theater club. Then she started the sociology department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. In the same year, she started her acting education at the Şehir Tiyatroları Darülbedayi Workshop. In 2018, she participated in the storytelling workshop with photography which is called "Which part of the story?" by Demolab Collective's. At the end of the workshop she became part of the exhibition with her photobook called “Together” which was about the representation of family in her personal birthday photos. In the same year, she participated in Altan Bal's theoretical and practical Documentary Photography Workshop. After that, with the visual sociology lessons she took, she continued her relationship with photography critically and started studying on the subject of visual representation. In 2019, she started work as assistant in the production of Proje Difüzyon, called Kadar-As Much. Then, she attended the Theater Kast's Movement Research Workshop. Thus, she began to maintain her relationship with her body in a different way, both in the theater and in his daily life. She graduated from the sociology department in 2020. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on photographs that she had personally experienced and took during the mourning ritual that takes place in her village every year. Now she wants to make the place she opened in her life permanent and central which are about visual sociology and theater, and continue to research and produce in this place both academically and practically.
Sedat Can Güvenç
Can Güvenç was born in Ankara at 1986. After Graduating Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts Acting Department he started working as an actor at State Theater in Ankara and than in İstanbul. At 2012 he participated forming of "Ray Perfomance Collective" and performed, facilitated plays, perfomances, forum theatre projects with the Collective. At 2014 he met with Lecoq Pedagogy, acting with Mask, Clown and Story Telling. He keeps working with Kast theatre, Alesta theatre, Kumpanya Kırmızı and Galataperform as an actor.
Born in 1987 in Şişli, Istanbul. Graduated from Okan University in 2019 with a major in Theatre. In 2019, she played as an actress in the play, Woyzcek and the same year was an assistant director at the 23rd Istanbul Theatre Festival for the play, Kadar. She did Voice - Lights - Sound for the play ‘Ara’ for the Heidelberg City Theatre / Zwischenraum , In Istanbul. In 2020, at the 9th Yeni Metin Yeni Theatre Festival she did a digital monologue performance of the Galata Perform. She took 2 years of Dr.Nami Başer’s Society, Art, Politics, Human Notion class. She is currently teaching at İTÜ ETA Vakfı Doğa schools as she continues her career in acting.
Oya moved to Italy in 2005 after finishing Italian High School in Istanbul. She continued her studies in Rome where she obtained a BA in Audiovisual Arts in Universita degli studi di Roma Tre and her degree was focused on film studies. She studied acting in Teatro Azione in Rome. She has performed in Rome, in Florance and in Sicily. In 2012, she received an MA in Physical Theatre from St. Mary’s University College in London. She has performed in Keochang International Festival of Theatre (South Korea) and Miryang Summer Performing Arts Festival (South Korea). In United Kingdom she has collaborated with Mapped Productions and Ferodo Bridges. In 2013, she was one of the founders of Vacuum Theatre and with the company she has performed in Edinburg Fringe Festival, in India, in London and in Denmark. In 2018, she decided to go back to Turkey where she carries on her acting carrier and teaches acting in Italian High School.