May 06, 2011

First modern Kurdish theater opens in Istanbul


The first modern Kurdish theater, Şermola Performans, has opened in Istanbul. The team behind it staged Turkey's first Kurdish play in 2009, in the eastern province of Van, with the support of the Culture Ministry, which is also backing the new theater. 'We have always wanted to talk about art and theater but have been drawn into politics since we are a Kurdish-origin group,' says playwright and director Mirza Metin, one of the theater's founders

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