Conducted since 2006, Galataperform’s New Text New Theatre Project has introduced many new names in the field of PLAYWRITING to the theatre world. The programme taking place for 6-8 months provides the attendees with a schedule involving professionals and instructors from Turkey and Abroad. At the end of the year, a selection of plays produced during the workshops get a chance to meet the audience with readings by professional playwrights, directors and dramaturgs at the New Text New Theatre Festival. Also every year a reasonable amount of plays are published on yenimetin.com
New Text New Theatre’s workshops for Directing is in parallel with Playwriting and Acting courses and presents the attendee’s with an integrated programme. The director candidates get the chance to work with writers and actors and also get the opportunity to direct a play- reading event at the New Text New Theatre Festival.
The workshop will take place between September 2015- June 2016.
The workshops are conducted by GalataPerform’s Art Director Yeşim Özsoy. Playwright/Director/Actor Yeşim Özsoy’s plays have been staged in various festivals and events both in Turkey and the World. Her plays have been translated into many languages and she has completed her master degree in Performance Studies at Northwestern University, US. She has attended History of Theatre and Theory courses at Columbia University and has participated in undergraduate courses at Sarah Lawrence College based on Acting, Writing and Directing. Özsoy taught at Boğaziçi University, Studio Players and is currently teaching at Contemporary Dance Department at Mimar Sinan University. She is a versatile artist who won the Afife Award. The Schedule of the Acting course is wide ranged. Besides the core classes participants are expected to take mutual classes with students from Playwriting and Directing.
Directing Core Class (Yeşim ÖZSOY)
Playwriting and Introduction to Dramaturgy (Beliz Güçbilmez)
Voice, Motion and Improvising (Mine Çerçi)
Classical Dramaturgy (Ozan Ömer Akgül)
Contemporary Text and Acting (Okan Urun)
Modern Theatre and After (Ferdi Çetin)
Acting with Instructors from Abroad – This year the selected foreign instructors included in the programme will be from France, Poland, Spain and Romania. Foreign instructors, to be anounced, are an important part of the programme. Ricci- Forte is a good example for what kind of instructors are introduced to the programme.
Experience Classes with Professionals: Şebnem Köstem, Ayfer Dönmez, Sevinç Erbulak, Sezgi Mengi, Mehtap Bayri, Batur Belirdi, Metin Akdülger, Ayşe Lebriz Berkem, Gökhan Erarslan, Turgay Nar, Emrah Eren belli olan isimler arasında.
Producing a Concept, Creativity and the Text (Yeşim ÖZSOY)
Character, Story and Place Hunting II (Ahmet Sami Özbudak)
Playwriting in the Century (Ferdi Çetin)
Writing and Excercise (Ahmet Sami Özbudak)
Monologues from Ancient Greece to Contemporary Texts (Yeşim Özsoy)
Acting and Diction (Hümay Güldağ)
Creative Writing (Yeşim Özsoy)
Zero Point Acting (Yeşim Özsoy)