Speaking at a press conference in Trabzon last week, Trabzon State Theater Director Fatih Dokgöz said 15 plays from 11 countries will be staged during the festival, which will run through May 15.
In addition to Turkey, the participating countries are Georgia, Greece, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Romania, Macedonia, Russia, Italy, Latvia and Afghanistan. Dokgöz said the festival debuted as an event for countries on the coast of the Black Sea and later began to appeal to a wider range of countries, with an increasing number of international applications to take part in the festival.
Dokgöz added that the tickets for last year’s festival sold out.
Prominent Turkish poet and painter Bedri Rahmi Eyüpoğlu will be under the spotlight at this year’s festival in Trabzon, his birth city. The Bursa State Theater will stage a play called “Tek Kişilik Yaşam” (One-person life), and audiences will have the chance to visit an exhibition after the play where photos of Eyüpoğlu will be on display.