ARD  “Zaun an Zaun”, on air:

 Fr, 19.05.17 | 20:15 Uhr, Das Erste
Link to ARD – whole movie
Can (Aram Arami) would like to bring together his widowed father Kenan (Adnan Maral) with Guel (Berivan Kaya), a single women from Turkey.





Dez.- Juli 2017  Multicultural Workshop

“Watan Al Ahlam / Heimat der Träume”

at State Theater Memmingen:




Poetry Slam “Dead or Alive” at the 7.3.2017 in Augsburg,

at the Berthold Brecht Festival as Forugh Farrokhzad.

Link to Brechtfestival



October 2016:

Filming for ARD-Production “Zaun an Zaun”, Director: Peter Gersina, Berivan Kaya as Gül with Esther Schweins and Adnan Maral…

set – photos:





“The Rest and the West: Palmyra, eine Recherche” – Performance at “Münchner Kammerspiele” with Berivan Kaya on 20.06.2016.

Link to program of  “Kammerspiele Munich”:







3.- 30. Mai 2016: Practice and performance  of the project “Homeland Istanbul”. In cooperation with Tuncay Kulaoglu and Emre Akal at Towntheater Bakirköy Belediye Tiyatrosu, Istanbul.



Extract from the website of the german Goethe-Institut:

Homeland Istanbul. A German home evening

A play of Emre Akal

24., 25. und 26. Mai, 20:30 Uhr
Bakırköy Belediye Tiyatrosu
Turan Tuzcu Sahnesi, Yunus Emre Kültür Merkezi, Ataköy 7-8-9-10, Bakırköy/İstanbul
Tickets erhältlich ab 10. Mai bei Bakirköy Belediye Tiyatroları
The play is in German with Turkish subtitles

Homeland Istanbul

Homeland Istanbul
A German home evening

A play of Emre Akal
with Lodi Doumit, Berivan Kaya, Su Olgaç, Hasan Taşgın, Elif Veyisoğlu

Director: Emre Akal
Choreography: Serkan Bozkurt
Costume and stage design: Özlem Arıkan Serbez, Aytekin Gedik
Dramaturgy: Tunçay Kulaoğlu
Productions assistant: Elif Meşe
Artistic Director: Tunçay Kulaoğlu

Premiere: 24. Mai 2016, 20:30 Uhr
Further performances: 25. und 26. Mai, 20:30 Uhr

They left their families, friends and parents behind. You left bratwurst and real mustard and country bread. They have left a past behind and have been living in a city that has never been asleep for several years, or just for a few months: Germans in Istanbul.Hard-hitting group managers, tormented Erasmus students, good-humored orienteering experts, illegals from the deepest German province … Far too many German parallel companies on the Bosporus? Where does integration fade and where does assimilation end in obedience? And what about the reception capacity of Turks?

On the basis of encounters, talks and interviews, author and director Emre Akal is looking for answers and daring to take a deep look at German souls in Istanbul.
Source:  Goethe-Institut,

Pictures of the Performance: