About Us

Tiyatro BeReZe was founded in 2006 by three friends from the Department of Theatre at Ankara University; Firuze Engin, Elif Temuçin and Erkan Uyanıksoy.

The theatre launched its first production While You Were Away by Elif Temuçin in 2008, on March 20th, at the International Children and Youth Theatre Day. BeReZe has been actively making theatre since.

2008-2009 theatre season brought second production But I Need It, again aimed for children. While You Were Away -an object theatre piece-, and But I Need It -a puppet theatre piece- were both performed in Ankara and Istanbul until June 2010.

The third production, a play for adults, Would Should Could -directed by Elif Temuçin- consisted of two short play by David Ives; "Sure Thing" and "English Made Simple" and one short play by Elif Temuçin: "As You Wish". Would Should Could premiered in 2010.

In 2010-2011 theatre season, BeReZe made two plays for children. An object theatre play Lost and Found -adapted from a short story by Sevim Ak; and Too Cold -as a non-verbal performance- was directed by Torkild Lindjeberg (artistic director of Teater TT) and premiered in Copenhagen at Batida Theatre House.

BeReZe added its repertoire an adaptation from N.V.Gogol's "The Nose", "The Overcoat" and "The Government Inspector" in 20111-2012 theatre season. Gogol Stories -as a physical storytelling performance- was supervised by Ole Brekke -director of The Commedia School. Tiyatro BeReZe won 12th Direklerarası Audience Theatre Awards for ‘’Innovative Theatre of 2012’’ with Gogol Stories.  

In 2013, BeReZe has collaborated with Teatergruppen Batida -a Danish theatre company- to perform The Elephant written and directed by Søren Ovesen -artistic director of Batida. The Elephant premiered in Copenhagen in October 2013.

For 2013-2014 theatre season, BeReZe also has brought Women with Red Shoes on stage, which strives to understand 'woman issue in Turkey' through the intersections of everyday life and archaic stories where the performers' own stories and a fairy tale interpenetrates.

BeReZe has had two international projects for 2014-2015: Perfect Integration -a buffoon performance- as a grotesque look at the integration problem of Europe, which is co-produced by Dan Size Fits All Productions and premiered at Danmarks Internationale Gadeteaterfestival in August 2014; and Home//Ev as a dance theatre performance in cooperation with French dance theatre company Compagnie Litécox, which is premiered at Bursa International Theatre Festival 2014.

In February 2016, Macbeth / a nightmare for two premiered in Istanbul. The play was nominated for Afife Theatre Awards 2016 in two categories: The Best Actor of the Year and The Best Stage Design of the Year.

Tiyatro BeReZe's crew academically trained and practicing in writing, acting, directing, puppetry, physical theatre and storytelling; prefers to devise original pieces. Based in Istanbul, BeReZe continues to make theatre for adults and young audiences.

 

Festivals Attended

2017

  • CPH Stage Festival
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Macbeth / a nightmare for two
  • Boğaziçi University Festival
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Would Should Could


2016

  • 21st Bursa Int. Theatre Festival for Children and Young Audience 
    Bursa, Turkey 
    Only A Day
  • X. Festival Internacional Paidéia de Teatro
    São Paulo, Brezilya
    Çok Soğuk
  • CPH Stage Festival
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Macbeth / a nightmare for two
  • CPH Stage Festival
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    The Elephant
  • 6th Sarıyer TiyatrOda Festival
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Macbeth / a nightmare for two


2015

  • 5th Sarıyer TiyatrOda Festival
    Istanbul, Turkey
    The Elephant
  • Girne American University Theatre Festival
    Girne, Cyprus
    Too Cold
  • La Cruzada Teatral
    Bayamo, Cuba
    The Elephant


2014

  • 19th Bursa Int. Theatre Festival for Children and Young Audience 
    Bursa, Turkey 
    Home // Ev
  • Danmarks Internationale Gadeteater Festival 
    Tour in Denmark
    Perfect Integration
  • Westwind Festival - 30th Theatertreffen NRW. für Junges Publikum 
    Essen, Germany 
    Too Cold
  • METU Theatre Festival 2014 
    Ankara, Turkey 
    The Elephant
  • 4th Sarıyer TiyatrOda Fetsival 
    Istanbul, Turkey 
    Would Should Could


2013

  • 18th Bursa Int. Theatre Festival for Children and Young Audience 
    Bursa, Turkey 
    The Elephant
  • 3th International Theatre Festival for Children 'Bitolino 2013' 
    Bitola, Macedonia 
    Too Cold
  • METU Theatre Festival 2013 
    Ankara, Turkey 
    Would Should Could
  • 3th Sarıyer TiyatrOda Festival 
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Too Cold


2012

  • 17th Bursa Int. Theatre Festival for Children and Young Audience 
    Bursa, Turkey 
    Too Cold
  • 7th Eskişehir Int. Theatre Festival for Children and Young Audience 
    Eskişehir, Turkey
    Too Cold
  • METU Theatre Festival 2012 
    Ankara, Turkey 
    Gogol Stories
  • 2nd Sarıyer TiyatrOda Festival 
    Istanbul, Turkey 
    Lost and Found
  • 28th Istanbul Municipality Theatre Festival 
    Istanbul, Turkey 
    Too Cold
  • 6th Izmir Puppet Days 
    Izmir, Turkey 
    While You Were Away


2011

  • 1st International Humour Festival 
    Istanbul, Turkey 
    Lost and Found
  • 4th International Trakya Puppet Festival 
    Lüleburgaz, Turkey 
    Lost and Found
  • 2nd Taylıeli Culture - Art and Theatre Festival 
    Burhaniye, Turkey 
    Lost and Found
  • 3rd Türkan Saylan Children Festival 
    Akçakoca, Turkey 
    Lost and Found
  • 27th Istanbul Municipality Theatre Festival 
    Istanbul, Turkey 
    Lost and Found
  • 14th International Istanbul Puppet Festival 
    Istanbul, Turkey 
    Lost and Found
  • 16th Bursa Int. Theatre Festival for Children and Young Audience 
    Bursa, Turkey 
    Lost and Found


2010

  • 2nd Türkan Saylan Children Festival 
    Akçakoca, Turkey 
    While You Were Away
  • 26th Istanbul Municipality Theatre Festival 
    Istanbul, Turkey 
    While You Were Away


2009

  • March 20th World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People 
    Ankara, Turkey 
    But I Need It
  • 14th Bursa Int. Theatre Festival for Children and Young Audience 
    Bursa, Turkey 
    But I Need It
  • 14th Ankara International Theatre Festival 
    Ankara, Turkey 
    But I Need It


2008

  • 13th Bursa Int. Theatre Festival for Children and Young Audience 
    Bursa, Turkey 
    While You Were Away
  • 2nd Little Ladies Little Gentlemen Int. Children's Festival 
    Ankara, Turkey 
    While You Were Away
  • March 20th World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People 
    Ankara, Turkey 
    While You Were Away