Original name: Disko 5 No’lu
Characters: 1 male
Available in Kurdish, Turkish and English.
Published by Avesta in Kurdish (2018)
Published in Kurdish from Avesta Publications in 2018 (Turkey)
A piece on the brutality of Diyarbakır’s No 5 prison...
A story of barbarity...
The play is a fictional text based on memoirs, research, documentary work and interviews about the barbarity rife in Diyarbakır’s No 5 Prison in the wake of the 1980 military coup.
Disco (an acronym of the Turkish for ‘disciplinary cell’) is essentially a military torture chamber in Turkey. And Diyarbakır’s No 5 Prison the venue where the experiment is trialled.
A spider, a fly, a mouse, a dog, a prison guard and an inmate begin to speak in a single body. They describe a level of barbarous cruelty that challenges the boundaries of comprehension and the imagination.
‘Disco Number 5’ enjoyed some 250 performances, as well as taking part in numerous festivals both nationally and internationally. The play also toured major cities around Turkey and Europe.
World premiere: 24 November 2011, TAKSAV 16th International Ankara Theatre Festival, Ankara Sanat Theatre
Production: Şermola Performans
Director: Berfin Zenderlioğlu
2011 - NTVmsnbc TV, One of the Best Five Plays of 2011
2012 - TiyatroTiyatro (theatre magazine) Awards, Best Actor of the Year
2012 - 12th Direklerarası Audience Awards, Best Solo Production
2012 - Hürriyet Newspaper Awards, One of the Best 10 Acting Performances of 2012
2012 - Tiyatronline.com Photo Awards, Best Stage Photo of the Year
2012 - TiyatroTiyatro (theatre magazine) Awards, Best Production of 2012
2012 - TiyatroTiyatro (theatre magazine) Awards, Best Director of 2012
2012 - TiyatroTiyatro (theatre magazine) Awards, Best Lighting Design of 2012
Performed in, International Theater Festival Ankara (Turkey), Indiciplinaritati Artistice In Balcani, Suceava (Romania), Kurdish Culture Festival, Basel (Switzerland), Theatre Festival Tatvan, Bitlis (Turkey), 4th Berlin Theatre Festival, Şermola Performans Istanbul, Kumbaraci50 Istanbul, Emek Theater Kadikoy/Istanbul, Toy Istanbul, Toy Izmir, Tatavla Theatre Istanbul, Theatron Kadıkoy Istanbul, Municipality Theatre of Diyarbakır, Municipality Theater of Batman, Nusaybin/Mardin, Stockholm, Basel, Kopenhag, London, Doncaster, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn, Urania Theatre Cologne
- TOTAL 225 SHOWS -
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg_uwmtoDbY