Produced by Zorlu PSM and creative producer Based Istanbul, Dijital Stage is a project that interprets cult classic theatre works through a contemporary lens and brings them together with the audience. This week’s sequence is “The Taming of the Shrew” which is available on the Zorlu PSM Youtube channel.

With the adaptation of the director İbrahim Çiçek who is one of the bravest people of the theatre world, Digital Stage combines sequences of the theater’s cult works with visual storytelling, bringing them to the digital world and providing a modern interpretation of classic works. The play, which will be staged this week, features Birce Akalay and Serkan Altunorak.

“The Taming of the Shrew”, in which Shakespeare deals with the relationship of men and women in Medieval Europe and the concept of social status, is presenting the audience a brand new meaning.

The Taming of The Shrew examines the dynamics between men and women from a universal point of view, holding a mirror to how the obligations assigned to us by society direct our behavior with the awareness awakened in an absurd way. A cross-section of Shakespeare’s comedy work, where owning our personality becomes difficult day by day with countless expectations from around us, is presented to us through the amazing performance of Birce Akalay and Serkan Altunorak.

Asking, “How much do we have a say in the life of a stranger?”, The Taming of The Shrew is available on the Zorlu PSM Youtube channel on February 18th at 8 PM.

By William Shakespeare 

Adapted/Directed by: İbrahim Çiçek 

Videographer: Gizem Kızıl

Cast: Birce Akalay, Serkan Altunorak

Producer: Duygu Bayram 

Creative Producer: Duygu Bengi

Executive Producer: Miray Kaya

Scenography – Stage and Costume Design: Ceyda Balaban  

Costume Design: Anil Can  

Music: Ömer Sarıgedik

 Photography: Burcu Karademir  

Light Application: Fatih Albayrak 

Project Manager: Levent Dokuzer 

Project Coordinator: Gözde Tekay 

Video Production: Metehan Oz 

Poster Design: Ecem Tungaz  

Assistant Director: Helin Irmak Demirel 

Production Assistants: Eylül Yankın, Sıla Demiral

Scenography Assistant: Kürşat Özkan  

Costume Design Assistant: Zeynep Bala Dura 

Hair: Makas @makasofficial Makeup: Mac 

Stage Manager: Mustafa Salar, Cevher Muftuoglu 

Sound: Mehmet Öğüncü, Mert Gün 

Cinematography: Can Tengiz, Behçet Mert Erbirer 

Post Production: Zeynep Torun

Camera Assistants: Mehmet Emin Yücel, Murat Çağlayan 

Sound Mixing: Serhat Soyaltin, North Istanbul, Serkan Aykut Kargaci, Zorlu PSM

Creative Agency: BI Creative 

Props: AC Events 

Birce Akalay Costume: H6 by Hazal Ozman, Hakan Akkaya 

Serkan Altunorak Costume: Beymen Collection