The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) pays tribute to the 20 editions of Istanbul Theatre Festival it left behind with a comprehensive publication, with support from the Co-Sponsors of Istanbul Theatre Festival, Koç Holding Energy Group Companies Aygaz, Opet and Tüpraş.
An archival effort to remember all the performances that were brought together under the festival’s roof over the course of 20 editions and special projects realised off the festival season in a chronological lens, Twenty: Istanbul Theatre Festival from 1989 until Today offers a unique opportunity to trace the artistic journeys of ensembles that participated in different editions of the festival in 27 years. To that end, the book combines colophons of creative crews behind all the performances to date, as well as co-productions, special projects, venues and Honorary Awards of the festival. Outstanding performances from each edition are put under spotlight by extended monographs of companies, directors and playwrights, as well as play plots and festival presentations accompanied by monumental pictures.
Twenty: Istanbul Theatre Festival from 1989 until Today testifies to the diversity of performances offered by the festival from the broad spectrum of performing arts, 1989 onwards.
Twenty: Istanbul Theatre Festival from 1989 until Today
Edited by Leman Yılmaz and Özlem Hemiş
Introductions by festival directors Zehra İpşiroğlu, Dikmen Gürün and Leman Yılmaz
Texts by Özlem Hemiş, Leman Yılmaz, Ayşe Draz, Belfu Gülra Kaba, Dikmen Gürün and Öykü Beliz Öztürk
Copyedited by Didem Ermiş and Erim Şerifoğlu
Design by Bülent Erkmen (BEK)