Taner Tuzun / NURNBERG
15 actors as well as a packed cast took part in the first night of the theater play ‘Guest Suitcase’ in Nuremberg. The story of the Turks at the 60th anniversary of migration was told in the play.
‘Guest Suitcase’, the first piece of the new Kunstfabrik (Art Factory) in NÜRNBERG, met with spectators. Written by Burcu Fırat Uygur, the play ‘Guest Suitcase’, which tells the story of the workers who emigrated from Turkey in the 60th year of immigration, premiered at the Geminschafthaus in Langwasser, while the play was performed by Serdar Deniz, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Nuremberg, and Deputy Consul General Selçuk Eke, Education Attaché Mune Savaş, General Secretary of the Bavarian SPD Arif Taşdelen and YTB Bavaria official Esra Yakupoğlu, as well as the president of the disabled people’s association TİM Kamile Erkdemir, followed by many spectators.
Led by Ankara State Theater artists Yavuz İmsel and Burcu Fırat Uygur, the work featured 15 actors as well as a large cast including music, choreography, technique, dancers and presenters . The choreographer of the piece is Dr. Oya Uysal Kog and Dr. While Faik Can Koğ was performing, the music was performed by Quantensprung band vocal guitar Erdal Çeç, saxophone/clarinet Rudi Lehnert, keyboard player Yağmur Utku, Volker Otto drums and Thomas Köstler bass guitar. The game mesmerized everyone with its music and dances.
ALL PLAYERS ARE AMATEUR
All 15 actors who took part in the work established themselves as the continuation of the first generation who came here. This situation was particularly taken into account, and the fact that people who lived here with their bitterness and sweetness told their own stories, rather than professional players, made the game more effective. The play, which was compiled and written by Burcu Fırat Uygur entirely based on true stories and documents, was staged with Turkish and German subtitles. Cakes were cut at the end of the show. Refreshments were served to the public and the orchestra finally gave a mini concert.
AYVALIK WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL
Burcu Fırat Uygur, who wrote and directed the work, said in his speech at the end of the play: “First of all, we would like to thank all our guests who accompanied us. It was a really pleasant night. We did not expect so much participation during the Corona period. I hope that the same participation and enthusiasm will be provided in Kunstfabrik’s second project. We will have tours. We are at the Ayvalık International Theater Festival from May 11 to 15. Apart from that we will have various tours inside and outside Germany. State Theater artist Yavuz İmsel, the play’s other director, said, “After a very good play, it was very enjoyable, and moreover, we had to put in extra chairs. From now on, our games will continue in the two sister cities of Kunst Factory, Ayvalık and Nürnberg.
“WE MUST PARTICIPATE IN THESE ACTIVITIES”
Consul General Serdar Deniz, who underlined the need to keep alive such beautiful amateur and artistic initiatives, said: “As a society, we must participate in such activities, we must support them. Only in this way will the development of our society in the field of culture and art be possible in general. Stating that we have come to a very lucky position with two theaters in Nuremberg for Turkish society, Deniz said: “It is a really proud event that our citizens living in one city are creating two theater groups and an art group and try to keep this group alive. The heart would have wished that the number of our associations dealing with this type of culture and art would increase further. I think the more the number of groups and associations dealing with culture and of art increases, the more the development of the cultural and artistic sensitivity of the Turkish society here and the contribution they will make to society will pave the way for the society an additional point in terms of culture as well as socio-economic development in this domain.
Claiming that he lived most of the match played here, Bavarian SPD General Secretary Arif Taşdelen said: “A lot of people felt the same feeling in this hall. I came to Germany when I was eight years old. In my youth, when I argued with my father, as all young people do, we used to have “what have you done for me” conversations. “I brought you to Germany” is my father’s usual response. I didn’t understand what he meant at the time. But years later, I realized the extent of what you were saying. We recreated our experiences here. I came with my daughter. It was a history lesson for my daughter. What does it mean: we are getting old,” he said.
Ali Rıza Aksu, Aylin Yalçınkaya, Blünet Fırat, Cenkay Sezer, Fatma Tozan, Figen Kalkandere, Güler Bahça, Gizem Koray, Hülya Ersoy, Levent Fırat, Melisa Şengün, Milena Uygur, Nasır Tunç, Yeliz Rabbit and Yunus Emre Çanak participated to play it. .