|7th State Theater - Sabanci International Adana Theater Festival|
|Date||:||March 27 - April 30, 2005|
|Place||:||Sabanci Culture Centre (Adana) / Sabanci University Performing Arts Center (Istanbul)|
Haci Omer Sabanci Foundation organized the 7th State Theater-Sabanci International Adana Theater Festival in cooperation with Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Foundation of State Theaters in Adana. The Festival began with the play "Siginti" ("Unwanted") staged by Ankara State Theater.
17 groups in total attended the Festival to make performances, including Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Theater, Adana State Theater, Aksanat, Tiyatro Istanbul, Ankara State Theater, Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality Theater, Istanbul State Theater, Theater Pera, Dostlar Theater, Ankara Art Theater, Kenterler Theater and Zuhal Olcay Concert as well as 5 foreign theaters from Romania, Greece, Italy, Russia and USA.
Foreign groups under the Festival also attended the events in Sabanci University in Istanbul, performing their plays. Having entertained an audience of 17,000 guests, the festival contributed much to the cultural cooperation thanks to joint efforts by local and foreign theaters at the same time.
Sakip Sabancı Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To Cuneyt Gokcer
The first "Sakip Sabanci Lifetime Achievement Award" on the commemoration of Mr. Sakip Sabanci was presented to Ms. Ayten Gokcer, who accepted the award on behalf of her husband Mr. Cuneyt Gokcer.