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Cansu Canaslan

   She was born in Istanbul in 1999. She graduated from Yeditepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Theater in 2021. She graduated from Yeditepe University Social Sciences Institute, Department of Theatre in 2024. She works as a Research Assistant at the same department. She continues her research in the fields of feminist staging and acting.

   She worked on mask acting with Sarah Brown, and on physical theater and clown with Güray Dinçol. She completed Michael Checkov Europe Training program. At the same time, she worked in the field of modern dance at Akbank Sanat. Her digital graduation plays was shown in the exhibition called "Confrontation". Se worked as an actor in the plays "Başka Bir" and "Kapuska" and as an assistant director in the plays "Dünya Saat Mekan" and "Elveda Bay Haffman". She worked as the General Coordinator at Kadıköy Boa Sahne, and in addition to theater plays, she carried out projects such as “Podcast-Sen Nasıl Yaptın?” and “Dijital Tiyatro-Boa Kısalar”.

She directed the play "Illyria Diyarının Aslanları".

   Today, she is acting in the play "Bir Tatlı Kaşığı Çamur" by Nushu Theatre, which he founded in 2022, which premiered at the 26th İKSV Istanbul Theater Festival.

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Bengisu İspir

Founder/Actor

She was born in 1999 in Antalya. She graduated from Yeditepe University Theater Department in 2021. She took part in the Confrontation Exhibition curated by Marcus Graf with the digital recording of her graduation play. She worked as a drama instructor during her student years. During the same period, he worked as a stage and acting assistant in various plays. She took part as an actor in the play Kapuska. She continues his writing education. She played in the children's play called The Lions of the Land of Illyria. She is currently acting in the play "One Teaspoon Mud", which premiered at the 26th İKSV Istanbul Theater Festival of Nushu Theatre, of which she is the founder.

Founder/Actor

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Writer

Elif Candan

She received his undergraduate degree from Atatürk University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Performing Arts, Department of Dramatic Writing, and her master's degree from Atatürk University, Social Sciences Institute, Department of Performing Arts. She completed her doctorate education at Istanbul University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Theater Criticism and Dramaturgy.

She conducts research on feminist criticism in theatre, women's plays, women writers, gender and feminine literature. Prof. Dr. Her doctoral thesis titled "Examination of the Writing Styles of Female Playwrights in Our Theater and Gender (1960-2014)", prepared under the supervision of Fakiye Özsoysal, fills an important gap in the field. He is currently working as Dr. at Atatürk University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Performing Arts. She continues her work as a faculty member.

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Pınar Akkuzu

Director

She graduated from Hacettepe University in 2004. He started his theater life with the Drama Group at the university and continued for a long time as an actor and assistant director at "Theater Oyunbaz". Then, in 2015, she graduated from the "Physical Theater and Comedy School" and became one of the founders of the "Physical Theater Research" team. She focused on physical theater techniques such as mask acting, physical storytelling, grotesque acting, clown and buffon. In 2018, she graduated from the "Mask Movement Theater Atelier" school founded by Matteo Destro in San Miniato, Italy.

She currently works as a mask designer / producer and actor, gives workshops on mask acting, and acts in the play Under the Castle.

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Gizem Akdogan

Director's assistant

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Ceyda Özcan

Movement Designer

She graduated from Istanbul University in 2010. In 2014, she started studying theater at Semaver Kumpanya. She studied at the Physical Theater and Comedy School and the Craft Theater Acting School.

She played in the 4 Quarter 1 Tam project at BKM Mutfak in 2016-2017, in the play Vicdani'nin İç Bir Hissikablelvuku in 2018-2019, and in the musical İzmir'in Kızları between 2019-2020. In the 2022-2023 season, she played in Kumbaracı50's A Little Less Midsummer Night's A Little More Dream play.

She worked as a professional rhythmic gymnastics athlete between 1999-2006. She took on the roles of assistant choreographer and actor dancer at Galip Emre Dance Company, which she joined in 2014, for 3 years. She founded the METU Dance Theater Company in 2017 and directed it for 1 season. She graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Science Teaching in 2018. In the same year, she was accepted to Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Performing Arts, Modern Dance Program for her master's degree. She worked at İDOBMDTİst in the 2018-19 season. In 2022, she completed the 1.5-year theater and acting training of Studio Players with a scholarship. She is a PhD student at Yıldız Technical University, Department of Music and Performing Arts. She has been taking part in many local and foreign projects as a dancer, actor and choreographer since 2010.

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Utku Kara

Light and Stage Designer

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Hilal Polat

Costume designer

Light, stage and projection designer.

He works mostly in theater and dance. He also has designs for contemporary art installations, paintings and photography exhibitions. He conducts classes and workshops as a guest lecturer in the modern dance department of Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory.

He is one of the founders of the Corner Artist Collective, A Corner in The World festival, and the Possible Works community.

He produces stage productions based on possible works and design.

In his recent works, he focuses on the relationship between movement, narrative, nature and light. He believes in moving away from ostentation, simplifying and downsizing in every field.

Kadıköy Cooperative volunteer, makes compost, tends gardens, and rides a bicycle.

Hilal Polat was born in 1979 in Ankara. She lives and works in Istanbul. She attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts Sculpture department for one year and graduated from the Painting department of the same university.

Believing in creating a common interdisciplinary language in art, Polat explores shaping the form of production with different perspectives by experiencing many opportunities that open space for creativity such as design, theater, performance and art direction. Polat, who uses 'tradition' as a starting point in his works and believes in combining the forms of plastic arts with the possibilities of other branches of art, continues his work with the aim (reflex) of establishing a world of his own in which to live.

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Composer, Singer, Singing instructor, Sound designer, Music Producer.

He was born in Nicosia in 1984. He graduated from DEU State Conservatory Opera Department in 2010. In 2012, he played the leading role in the musical titled Our Song. In the same year, she sang Ayten Alpman's song Ben Varım in Kürşat Başar's album Keşke Bursaydın. He released his first solo single, Leyla, in 2015. In 2018, he gave voice coaching and music production lessons at Darüşşafaka Educational Institutions. His ballet piece RAM, composed in the Electronic/Experimental genre, was staged at Izmir State Opera and Ballet in 2019. He continues to work as a voice instructor at Cihangir Atölye Sahnesi since 2021, has been releasing his solo singles and albums since 2015, and composes short films, documentaries, commercials, ballet and theater music.

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Deniz Benzetsel

Poster Designer

She completed her secondary and high school years at Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory as a student in the Celli Department. She graduated from Maltepe University Conservatory, Cello Department. Deniz Benzetsel, who is interested in digital art genres as well as her music career; She has developed herself in visual art genres such as digital drawing, artificial intelligence art, illustration and graphic design. She started her design journey with Cek-Yat Film Jam. She took part as a designer in the "Week of Combating Violence" project of the Association for the Female Form of Solidarity. She made the visual designs of Nushu Theater.

Berkay Özideş

Müzik Direktörü

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Berat Aydin

Coordinator

Berat Aydın, who completed his theater education at Okan University Conservatory Theater Department, worked in training and backstage at Semaver Kumpanya for three years before his conservatory years. During those years, he also continued his education at Zeytinburnu Culture and Art Center and then stayed at the Performing Arts Academy for a year. During and after his education years, he worked as an actor and backstage in various theater plays and continues to do so.

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