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Cabinet:Novus aims to transmit current issues into performance, creative projects, and prefers to produce work in its field that tries out, thinks through, pushes boundaries and searches for the new. Combining elements of popular culture with elements outside of popular culture, Cabinet:Novus emphasizes the search for the political and what needs to be said. The aim is to make the topics dealt with more visible and clear, as well as to promote their production and make them accessible to an international audience.

Cabinet:Novus tries to discover new methods, artistic languages, means of expression as well as new themes for the performing arts.

Cabinet:Novus produces works based on new words, discourses and stagings, analyzes existing works, follows productions and goes in search of a current voice for the theater of the 21st century.

Cabinet:Novus emphasizes experimentalism in relation to new staging techniques and intends to reposition the audience in each piece, discover new performance spaces, develop pieces in public spaces, and transform the structure for the audience's view.

Cabinet:Novus develops texts and stagings that deal, for example, with the reality of life of minorities. The artistic interest is to work on current politically relevant topics in the theater, to show them to an audience, and to let suggestions, discussions and conversations arise about them. 

Cabinet:Novus attaches importance to discussing about changing the structure, experimenting new staging techniques and focusing on the content.



Ufuk Tan Altunkaya

Born in Germany in 1984, Ufuk Tan Altunkaya studied economics and Turkish language and literature. He received his master's degree in dramaturgy from Istanbul University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in political theater at the Free University of Berlin.

Ufuk Tan Altunkaya started his theater career in Izmir and worked as an actor and director in organizations such as: garajistanbul, Theater Gesnerallee, Tiyatro Kordelya and Mekan Arti and gave classes in different institutions. He is especially known for his site-specifif and political productions.

In 2010, he participated in the foundation of Mekan Arti (Turkey) with his team friends. Ufuk Tan Altunkaya, who has been working with different staging techniques since 2008, focuses on the relationship between the actor and the audience.


Ahmet Özer 

He started his theater career in 1998 with "Tiyatro Tiyatro" in Turkey. Since then, he has worked with many theaters. In 2000, he participated in the foundation of the group "Theatre Kordelya". The team of Theatre Kordelya organized the 1st and 2nd Amateur Theatre Festival in Izmir. With the dissolution of Theatre Kordelya in 2005, he participated in the founding phase of "Dönüşüm Atölyesi Oyuncuları". He has also been an actor with Mekan Arti since 2013.

He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor and Best Dramaturgy Award at the 2nd Özdemir Nutku Theater Awards in the 2018 - 2019 season and was awarded a promising theater prize at the 19th Direklerarası Theatre Awards.


Didem Kaplan

Didem Kaplan completed her bachelor's education in the Department of Management in Performing Arts/Art Management/Management of Performing Arts at Istanbul Bilgi University. She is currently continuing her studies on the relationship between local government, culture and arts with the master thesis topic "Local Cultural Studies: case of Bursa Nilüfer Municipality> in the Department of Arts and Culture Management at Istanbul Bilgi University.

She started her career in a cultural institution called garajistanbul when her bachelor education began. After a while, Kaplan participated in the foundation of Mekan Arti, one of the most important alternative theater companies in Turkey, with her team friends. She was part of the founding and management team for almost seven years.

Didem Kaplan, who is also an author, wrote many plays, stories and articles. She was awarded by XV. Audience Awards of Direklerarası with the prize of ,,Playwright of the Year'' for her play named "The Pen". Kaplan continues to be active in the fields of cultural management, academia and writing.