future productions


Bosphorus


written by Gorune Aprikian and Eric de Roquefeuil
directed by Ozgur Cinar
dramaturg: Kumru Bilici
original music: John Sarkissian

A seven-act play inspired by the life and writings of Hrant Dink, an Armenian journalist, writer and human rights activist who was assassinated on January 19, 2007 in Turkey. The play tells the story of Nedim, a friend of Hrant’s, following the funeral of the latter in Istanbul. The play presents a phantasmagoric sailing of the two friends in Bosphorus and the conversation of the two old friends—with Nedim being of Turkish background—about their common past. What can be described as Nedim’s daydreaming encompasses a requiem for Hrant while the Armenian genocide and ultra-nationalism in Turkey set the background for the entire text with the introduction of a third character, Yener, whose anti-Armenian stances are politically inscribed into the common sense of the majority.

Staged Reading: September 7, 2018 in Ottawa, ON
Premier: November 2019 in Ottawa, ON



Modernization Camp


in research phase
being written by Ozgur Cinar
will be directed by Ozgur Cinar

expected completion: March 2019
expected Premier: March 2020

A play about Canada's immigration policy. A critical look at the claims to multiculturalism.