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, “Twelfth Night” is available on the Zorlu PSM Youtube channel on February 11th at 8 Pm.
This week’s Digital Stage features one of Shakespeare’s romantic comedies, “Twelfth Night.” 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. Twelfth Night, which will be staged this week, stars Ceren Moray and Merve Dizdar.
I think it’s very innovative, and on the other hand, I believe that the fear of theatre becoming irrelevant is exaggerated, because it’s obvious that the theater, the theater stage, will not end as long humanity lives on. So, experiencing this and having fun is very interesting. I enjoy experiencing it all together.Ceren Moray
Shakespeare’s comedic work that vulgarizes and makes fun of the weaknesses of people of all sexes, “Twelfth Night” is presenting the audience a brand new meaning. While Ceren Moray shares her positive approach to this new theater experience, she prefers to underline that the sanctity of acting will never be lost. Merve Dizdar is here with her openness to change and all her excitement!
Twelfth Night is a Shakespearean comedy that, in theory, describes love and goes to the creation of a difficult-to-get-out absurd situation aimed at destroying the usual social classifications of men and women. In this play, where we will witness the destruction of the differences between men and women, we will see the questioning of the concept of behavior accompanied by strong criticism of society. With the wonderful acting of Ceren Moray and Merve Dizdar, we will have the opportunity to internalize the thought-provoking mood that the destruction of social roles evokes in us and deepen our personal questioning with a bold adaptation and scenography.
I’ve never had a season without a play, so I’ve always had an interactive connection with the audience. Of course, this has a special place, but the idea of a digital theater also excites me a lot. I think it will also be very fun, as I am always open to change.Merve Dizdar
Emphasizing that we should not believe everything we see and know, “Twelfth Night” is available on the Zorlu PSM Youtube channel.
By William Shakespeare
Adapted/Directed by: İbrahim Çiçek
Videographer: Gizem Kızıl
Cast: Ceren Moray, Merve Dizdar
Producer: Duygu Bayram
Creative Producer: Duygu Bengi
Executive Producer: Miray Kaya
Scenography – Stage and Costume Design: Ceyda Balaban
Costume Design: Burak Sanuk
Music: Ömer Sarıgedik
Photography Burcu Karademir
Light: İbrahim Çiçek
Light Application: Serkan Deliktaş, Kerem Duran, Orhan Karayaka
Project Manager: Levent Dokuzer
Project Coordinator: Gözde Tekay
Video Production: Metehan Oz
Poster Design: Ecem Tungaz
Assistant Director: Helin Irmak Demirel
Production Assistant: Eylül Yankın
Stage Manager: Emre Gökmenoğlu
Sound: Fatih Yücelli, Sergen Şimşek
Cinematography: Can Tengiz, Behçet Mert Erbirer
Post Production: Zeynep Torun
Post Production Assistant: Dilşah Niğdeli
Camera Assistants: Mehmet Emin Yücel, Murat Çağlayan
Sound Mixing: Serhat Soyaltin, North Istanbul, Serkan Aykut Kargaci
Creative Agency: BI Creative