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PARALLEL

“Parallel” consists of stories told by six different women, who had to migrate from various countries. Seeking the answers to “why parallel, why a foreigner, why alienated, what is the reason for all this hatred?” the actresses are on stage for the very first time.

Synopsis
 

Women; who are subjected to various oppressions due to their gender, being the other one in their own countries wherever in the world may they live; who are marginalised when they emigrate to another country for being a foreigner, who are not understood, who can not speak up, and who struggle to live while being furthermore oppressed. In a nutshell, women alienated twofold both for being a woman and a foreigner…
 

Finding the way out for living as a refugee, by leading a parallel life to the other inhabitants of the country… Either choosing this path or forcefully being put to this… Those who try to construct themselves a life while ignoring and being ignored; never in contact with one another, never trying to understand one another…
 

“Parallel” starts off from the true stories told by six different women, who had to migrate from Slovakia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey, Kenya, Iran and Romania, and that struggles to live both as a woman and a foreigner; “Parallel” is a play that courageously seeks the answer to the questions “Why parallel, why a foreigner, why alienated, what is the reason for all this hatred?” without abstaining. The actresses of the play took up this role solely for this play, for the very first time. They are both a woman and a foreigner…

Press Coverage
 

“Paralel” ya da “İki Kere Öteki”
20.04.2009 | kanalkultur.com

 

Avazım Çıktığı Kadar ‘Paralel’lik
08.05.2009 | BİA Haber Merkezi, Betül Memiş

 

Paralel Yaşamayalım, Kesişsin Çizgilerimiz!
28.04.2009 | Star Gazetesi, Alin Taşçıyan

Concept & Direction & Decor: 10+ (Övül Avkıran – Mustafa Avkıran)
Dramaturgy & Writer: Meltem Arıkan
Production: Linz09
Performers: Enikö Negrea (Romania), Esra İlhan (Turkey), Mersiha Malkiç (Bosnia Herzegovina), Lili Winjala (Kenya), Nazpooneh Baslavatian (Iran), Mojca Kosi (Slovenia), Alev Irmak (Turkey)

 

World premiere: March 29th, 2009 – Linz, Austria
Turkey premiere: April 25th, 2009 – garajistanbul, İstanbul