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The Stage : Enough is Enough review at Barnabas Art House, Newport – ‘intelligent and subversive’

Director Memet Ali Alabora and playwright Meltem Arikan’s last show together for Be Aware Productions, Mi Minor, was accused by Turkish government officials of being a rehearsal for the 2013 Gezi Park protests in Istanbul. Enough is Enough is their first production since they were forced to relocate to Wales due to the hate campaign that followed…

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UK Progressive: When Enough is Never Enough

Last Saturday more than 3 million women and men joined marches in 600+ cities for women’s rights. Last night in Newport, South Wales, four women raised their voices in anger, passion and song in a new play/musical/readings by the acclaimed playwright Meltem Arikan. Enough is Enough is presented as a combination rock band gig and story-telling hour plus, the audience is constantly triggered by the deeply personal stories told and sung by each character…

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Theatre in Wales: SHOUT IT ALL OUT

This wonderfully talented theatre company of Turkish political exiles is led by the award winning actor and Artistic Director of the company, Memet Ali Alabora. He is a very highly regarded film actor and theatre director in Turkey. Alabora is one of the founders of garajistanbul, a contemporary performing arts institution in Istanbul. He also helped to set up and lead the Actors Union of Turkey. In 2012 he directed and appeared in Mi Minor written by fellow Turkish exile Meltem Arikan. The Turkish authorities claimed the play was a rehearsal for the 2013 Gezi Park protests in Istanbul. A campaign of smear and hate forced both of them to flee from Turkey. With help from British Equity’s Committee of Artists’ Freedom they came to Wales and are now living here in Cardiff…

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