Mirza Metin


playwright, director

Artistic Director and Cofounder of ŞERMOLA PERFORMANS

Kurdish Coordinator of EURODRAM  (European Network for Drama in Translation)

Codirector of NEXUS (Kurdish German Theatre Network)

He was born in 09.02.1980. He studied acting at Mezopotamia Culture Center and dance at Folk Dances Department of Istanbul Technical University Turkish Music Conservatory (dropped out). He graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Dramaturgy and Theatre Criticism. He works as a thespian since 1994. In 2008, he co-founded Şermola Performans (previously Destar Theatre) with Berfin Zenderlioğlu. He was awarded by various institutions for the plays he wrote, directed and performed under Şermola Performans. He reviewed dengbêj, çîrokbêj tradition (Kurdish story tellers) in the field of voice, breathing and storytelling; he ran workshops, and did further research about acting with these experiments. He writes in Kurdish and Turkish. His 13 plays out of 15 has been staged by himself or by other directors. Some of his plays were translated into Turkish, German and English. He continues to work in Germany and Turkey.