|Mardin Cultural Association: Theatre for All|
Grantee: Mardin Cultural Association
Purpose: Social participation of youth using theatre
Grant Amount: 63,496 TL
Project Partner: Bogazici Performance Arts CommunityPeriod: 1 October 2015 – 31 May 2016
Although Mardin is a multilingual and multicultural city, there are limited social and cultural opportunities for youth. There is a need for culture and art events that will attract young people for social participation.
"I have watched theater for the first time since middle school. I had fun while playing, now I do everything more naturally. Even when they criticize me, I can say ‘Friends, this is who I am’. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for this pleasure."
Project Beneficiary - Student
"We come here with the power of art on our backs and with the language of peace, but others come with the language of war. Those, who are bothered by war, were proud and honored to be in this peaceful environment. This was almost like a treatment both for us and the students."
“I have told the students that a theater group will come and perform here. First, children were very prejudiced. ‘What is the point of theater? We need to prepare for the university entrance exam” they said. After the workshops, the nonparticipants regretted it and wanted to participate. They got used to theater after this experience.”
Project Beneficiary - Teacher