After suspending performances due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Diyarbakır (Amed) City Theatre has resumed business with a staging of Italian writer Dario Fo’s play Elizabeth: Almost by Chance a Woman.
Fo’s play was staged by the Amed City Theatre under the title Hema Hema Jin Elizabeth, in a private performance for the DTSO Assembly, DTSO Women’s Assembly, and the Southeastern Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (GÜNSİAD).
The play was staged under Covid-19 measures, including masks, social distancing and hygiene precautions.
The theatre received support from Diyarbakır’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DTSO).
Following the performance, the DTSO administration stated that they aimed to support those who staged plays in Kurdish not in only Diyarbakır, but also across Turkey, in a period in which cultural events were affected negatively due to the pandemic.
It was also pointed out that supporting local arts, which were inspired by a multilingual and multicultural environment, was important in preserving and maintaining the city’s culture.
DTSO Executive Board member Mehmet Kaya congratulated the players and presented flowers after the staging.
Berfin Emektar was the director and Şilan Alagöz the assistant director of the play, while the cast included Avşin Adıgüzel, Rezan Kaya, Yavuz Akkuzu, Özcan Ateş, Şenay Özbey and Özkan.