Stopover / Aradurak / Rawestgeharaf

by Mirza Metin (TR)

Frank Heuel staged the world premiere of Mirza Metin’s play ZWISCHENHALT / ARADURAK / RAWESTGEHARAF in collaboration with şermola performans in three languages with a German-Kurdish-Turkish ensemble. In April 2017, the production received the special award of the “Direklerarası Seyircileri” jury, an independent audience jury. In October 2017 she was invited to the URBÄNG festival in Cologne and in June 2018 to the Performing Arts Festival in Berlin.

ZWISCHENHALT / ARADURAK / RAWESTGEHARAF is a powerful piece full of comedy and tragedy about the current situation in Turkey and about the longing to understand each other despite different origins, languages and backgrounds.

A Turk, a Kurd and a German meet at a bus stop in the middle of nowhere. A dangerous storm is looming, they want to leave the country. While they are waiting for the bus, they try to get into conversation with each other, but everyone only speaks their own native language. In the course of the increasingly absurd dialogue, in which a puppet is able to overcome the language hurdles for moments, it slowly becomes clear: the bus will never come.

A production of fringe ensemble/Turkey GbR in co-production with Şermola Perfomans, Istanbul. In the framework of 4Projekte Istanbul supported by: Kunststiftung NRW and Goethe Institut Istanbul.