Y BRAIN / KARGALAR
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Thurs 14-Sat 16 Mar
The latest work from Cardiff’s Be Aware Productions is an examination of the inhibitions of oneself. The bilingual production of Y Brain/Kargalar follows the story of Turkish writer Meltem Arikan on a journey of discovery in Wales, where her ying comes face to face with her yang. Tem is her impetuous, nature-loving alter ego who teaches Meltem the nature of belonging and identity.
Written by novelist and playwright Meltem Arikan,with the Welsh language dialogue handled by Sharon Morgan, Y Brain / Kargalar manages a unique look at self-discovery through the eyes of a person in the midst of a personal crisis, whilst at the same time showcasing the art of language.
Be Aware Productions formed in 2015 by Pinar Öğün. Alongside her compatriots, Arikan and director/actor Memet Ali Alabora, the three were all forced to leave Turkey due to a political smear campaign by the authoritarian government. Y Brain was recently selected by Chapter to be part of their Associate Artist Programme and forms one of a number of bilingual productions from Be Aware, whose aim is to produce works of international appeal following their marvellously provocative Enough Is Enough. Despite the Turkish and Welsh dialogue, it will be accessible to English speakers as well.
Tickets: £12-£15. Info: 029 2030 4400 / www.chapter.org
words Chris Andrews