MONOFEST’17

August 30 –  September 4, 2017

Tiyatro Medresesi
III. International Monodrama Festival

World-renowned monodramas meet at Tiyatro Medresesi!

We are so happy to organise the third edition of MonoFest, by which we present our own pieces to our colleagues and the audience and host significant monodrama performances at Medrese!

MonoFest’17 promises an intensive experience of theatre with 15 performances in 6 days, including 10 performances from 8 countries and 2 from Turkey besides 3 Medrese productions. There will also be short monodrama performances and 2 mini workshops open to all festival residents of Medrese.

Please note that all the performances in non-Turkish languages will have Turkish surtitles and all the Turkish ones will have English surtitles.

What distinguishes MonoFest from similar festivals all around the world and Turkey is that MonoFest provides the performers and the audience with the opportunity to spend time together throughout the festival. You can meet at the breakfast with the performer you have seen on the stage in the evening before. You can have a talk with the actors and the audience on the performances you have seen while you are sitting on the courtyard under the stars.

We invite you to experience such an amazing 6-day theatre event. We also welcome those who could stay shorter than 6 days or those who would come only for a single performance.

We just suggest you to book your seat in advance if you want to join us.

Hope to see you at the courtyard!

Wednesday – August 30, 2017

  • 21:00 – Shall We Dance?
  • 23:00 – Doğu Can Stand-up Show

Thursday – August 31, 2017

  • 15:00 – Short Monodrama “Small”
  • 19:00 – A Piece of Monologue
  • 21:00 – Diary of a Madman
  • 23:00 – Charmolypi

Friday – September 1, 2017

  • 15:00 – Mini-workshop: Voice and Movement Maqam
  • 19:00 – A Life in My Bag
  • 21:00 – Everything on the Table
  • 23:00 – Sacrifice

Saturday – September 2, 2017

  • 15:00 – Short Workshop: Butoh
  • 19:00 – Sar
  • 21:00 – Why I Killed My Mother?
  • 23:00 – Extra Terra

Sunday – September 3, 2017

  • 15:00 – Closet Short Monodramas
  • 19:00 – Butoh Medea
  • 21:00 – L’heure Fugitive
  • 23:00 – Concert

Monday – September 4, 2017

  • 17:00 – Dear Shameless Death-Dirmit
  • 19:00 – Cold Nights of Childhood

Short Monodrama “Small”

The monologue “Small” that takes place in the project “Balat Museum of Monologues,” directed by Ahmet Sami Özbudak, will resound at the rooms of Medrese.

Small

Written by: Ülkü Oktay
Directed by: Şaziye Konaç
Performed by: İpek Türktan Kaynak

Mini-workshop: Voice and Movement Maqam
Celal Mordeniz and Erdem Şenocak

This method is developed by Seyyar Sahne, inspiring from the movement theories of Laban and Delsarte. In this training method, movement is analyzed into its slightest independent variable and after that the actor works on these small details. Once the actor masters on these variables, he/she will be able to play with these variables, distort them, deform them and improvise. Movement Maqam technique does not just enlarge the player’s range of movement, it changes the actor’s perception of the world, as well. While working on a role, an actor who is familiar with this technique, will be able to analyze his/her character’s movement behaviors easily, with the help of Maqam method.

The analysis that is applied on movement in the Movement Maqam method can be applied on voice also. In this method which is developed by Seyyar Sahne, the main goal is to make the actors have control on the slightest detail/varibale of their voice. Vocal Maqam method is also designed to let the actor to discover his/her resonators which he/she does not use or know in the daily life and it develops his/her vocal range.

Closet Short Monodramas

Some monodrama pieces that were penned by the participants of “the Workshop on Playwriting: Monologue of the Character” that was held by Ahmet Sami Özbudak at Medrese on 1-6 July 2017 will meet the audience of MonoFest’17.

Mini Workshop: Butoh
Yokko

Using a series of exercises from Butoh (a contemporary dance form from Japan) plus voice & movement exercises, this workshop will guide to the freeing of organic movement from the soul and the ability to be available for the creative process in theatre. These exercises increase physical awareness; help to develop concentration & relaxation, and support you to not only connect with your inner truth, but the outside world. All exercises encourage the exploration, discovery, and expansion of your emotional depths. Through Butoh training, we will work on getting rid of unnecessary tension, self-consciousness, and preconceived notions, and explore our true selves, allowing us to connect with others and the world.

This Workshop incorporates Japanese Butoh, Trisha Arnold Movement (Merry Conway), Yoga, Linklater Voice, and other movement techniques.

Details

MonoFest’17 includes 11 performances from 8 countries besides 4 Medrese productions.

We hope to host you at Medrese all throughout the festival. You can see all the performances without paying extra fees, you can participate in mini workshops, you can join conversations starting after the performances and you can find the chance to meet all the performers and the audience.

If your schedule is too busy to join us for the whole festival, you are welcome to witness the festival atmosphere for 1 or 2 nights. Just follow the below link to complete your application. (Those who complete their registration before 10th of August will have %10 discount.)

We also welcome those who do not prefer to stay at Medrese but rather just want to come and see the performances. You can buy tickets on the performance day.

We hope to see you at MonoFest’17

Before August 10, 2017

1 Night 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights 6 Nights
Your Tent 189 ₺ 311 ₺ 414 ₺ 513 ₺ 590 ₺ 644 ₺
Tent of Medrese 252 ₺ 369 ₺ 473 ₺ 563 ₺ 653 ₺ 716 ₺
Rooms for 16,8,6 Person 302 ₺ 428 ₺ 531 ₺ 635 ₺ 716 ₺ 788 ₺
Quad Room 356 ₺ 527 ₺ 644 ₺ 743 ₺ 842 ₺ 923 ₺
Double Room with toilet / bath 419 ₺ 635 ₺ 806 ₺ 932 ₺ 1.040 ₺ 1.148 ₺
Single Room with toilet / bath 500 ₺ 779 ₺ 977 ₺ 1.085 ₺ 1.193 ₺ 1.337 ₺

Accommodation, food and ticket fees are included.

After August 10, 2017

1 Night 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights 6 Nights
Your Tent 210 ₺ 345 ₺ 460 ₺ 570 ₺ 655 ₺ 715 ₺
Tent of Medrese 280 ₺ 410 ₺ 525 ₺ 625 ₺ 725 ₺ 795 ₺
Rooms for 16,8,6 Person 335 ₺ 475 ₺ 590 ₺ 705 ₺ 795 ₺ 875 ₺
Quad Room 395 ₺ 585 ₺ 715 ₺ 825 ₺ 935 ₺ 1.025 ₺
Double Room with toilet / bath 465 ₺ 705 ₺ 895 ₺ 1.035 ₺ 1.155 ₺ 1.275 ₺
Single Room with toilet / bath 555 ₺ 865 ₺ 1.085 ₺ 1.205 ₺ 1.325 ₺ 1.485 ₺

Accommodation, food and ticket fees are included.

We place our guests in their rooms in the order of booking dates. If the room you prefer is already full we’ll get in touch with you about that.

Single Performance Price

Full Fare: 35₺
Student: 25₺

We place our guests in their rooms in the order of booking dates. If the room you prefer is already full we’ll get in touch with you about that.

Art Director: Celal Mordeniz
Coordinator: Nesrin Uçarlar
Accommodation Coordinator: Erdem Şenocak
Technical Chief: Doğu Can
Technical Crew: Ruhat İlhan, Osman Onur Can, M. Ali Dönmez
Photograph and Video: Yasin Almaz