Dave is a beautifully written character. He is very real. What he describes, what he says, the sentences he forms… Although he is a made up character, even on paper he seems completely real. Which is why I am very excited about being the voice and embodiment for such a character.
I don’t really feel alone during rehearsals. The second I was performing on the opening night in front of the audience was when I realized that I was actually alone on stage. Although it was worrisome at first, it made me realize the story that I was telling never let me feel lonely. This play is actually a story, and a good one; it’s tightly constructed with no gaps. It never loses its strength as a script. This is why I should point out that the text has been my most loyal companion along the way.
I think feeling unbearable is one of the main problems of the world. It is involved in all areas from politics to art. To make a play that shapes around such a hot topic was both easy and difficult for us.
Modern art is an area where art has a natural distance between itself and the “onlooker,” by choice, or it is at least in piece with it. ”Bunu Ben de Yaparım” is a play that is aware of this distance and that feeds from it. It deals with the dichotomy between who “understands” art and who is “ignorant.” It looks at the picture of this community in our environment and questions a Regular Joe’s relationship with modern art.
In general, the conservative crowd feeds off of not knowing, and refusing knowledge. It’s a stand not only against modern art, but against anything that feeds into knowledge and wisdom. This causes me to feel hopeless not just as an actor but as a person.
I think it’s a sardonic act. When you first see an art piece, there might be a huge creation process that is unseen; although it might look simple, it might have achieved being that after a long thought-process. I think achieving something that looks easy and simple is always harder. I think that what causes the disdaid is the uninterest and carelessness in what is not seen.
I don’t have any routines other than voice and body excercises.
I find most of the plays we put on at DOT impressive. I was really affected by Festen and Supernova. Along with that I’ve seen amazing plays at Semaver Kumpanya, Craft and Krek up to this day.
It’s hard to just mention one text. Every play I take in my hands and begin the rehearsal process sweeps me off of my feet. I don’t like being a part of something that doesn’t sweep me off of my feet.