MUSTAFA KURT

Who is Mustafa Kurt?

 

Turkish theatre artist and director.

 

He was born in Nevşehir in 1965. He graduated from Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory theatre Department in 1988, which he entered in 1984. In the same year, he was appointed to Adana State theatre as an intern artist. He worked as the manager – art director of this institution between the years 1994-2004 where he worked as an artist between the years of 1989-1994. He is the founder of State Theatres Sabancı International theatre Festival.

Between the years 2000-2004, he taught stage and acting at Çukurova University State Conservatory Theatre Department as a lecturer. He worked on the graduation plays with senior students at the conservatory.

Between 2007 and 2008, he served as the Head Stage Director at the General Directorate of State Theatres; Between 2013 and 2014, he worked as the General Art Director at the General Directorate of State Theatres.

He is the owner of "TURKSOY 20th Year Medal", which is prepared for people who have outstanding services in the field of culture, art and science in the memory of the 20th anniversary of the foundation of Türksoy. The award was given to him on November 28, 2013.

He started the Local – International play weeks in Ankara for the first time in State Theatres.

He started International Balkan Countries’ Theatre Festival in Bursa in 8 March 2014.

He started his duty as General Art Director of State Theatres in 3 January 2018.

He was principally assigned to the duty of General Directorate of State Theatres in 19 August 2018.

In season of 2017 – 2018, he started the practice of “Theatre on Duty” for the first time in State Theatres.

He is the owner of “TURKSOY 25th Year Medal” which is prepared for the memory of International Turkish Culture Institute in 26 December 2018.

On 1 November 2019, Edirne State Theatre has been opened.

On 13 March 2020, Kayseri State Theatre has been opened.

Mobil Theater Traveller Stage met with the children on 1st of July 2020.

Open air Summer Performances met with the audience on 2nd of July 2020.

 

Some plays that he took part

L'avaro: Jean - Baptiste Poquelin Moliere

Troya: State Opera and Ballet

Much Ado About Nothing: William Shakespeare

L'avaro: Moliére

Hep Vatan İçin: İsa Coşkuner

Ay Işığında Şamata: Haldun Taner

Ali Ayşe'yi Seviyo: Dinçer Sümer

Katip Çıkmazı: Dinçer Sümer

Run For Your Wife: Ray Cooney

Mevlana: Recep Bilginer

Susuz Yaz: Necati Cumalı

Atçalı Kel Mehmet: Orhan Asena

The Marriage Certificate: Ephraim Kishon

Midas'ın Kulakları: Güngör Dilmen Kalyoncu

Taşra Fıkraları: Alexander Vampilov

Gözlerimi Kaparım Vazifemi Yaparım : Haldun Taner

Kadıncıklar: Tuncer Cücenoğlu

The Sunshine Boys: Neil Simon

Kanlı Nigar: Sadık Şendil

Bir Ceza Avukatının Anıları: Faruk Erem

72. Koğuş: Orhan Kemal

Bir Şehnaz Oyun: Turgut Özakman

The Teahouse of the August Moon: Vern Sneider

Detective Story: Sidney Kingsley

 

Directed Plays

2020-2021      Sonsuzluk Kitabevi: Sabahattin Kudret Aksal - Ankara State Theatre

2019-2020 Leylâ İle Mecnun : İskender Pala - Ankara State Theatre

2018-2019 Çökme Tehlikesi Var - Ezilmiş Petunyalar Olayı: Tennessee Williams - Ankara State Theatre

2017-2018 Boyacı: Tuncer Cücenoğlu - Adana Metropolitan Municipality City Theatre

2014-2015 Hedda Gabler: Henrik Ibsen - Ankara State Theatre

2013-2014 Bizim Yû‏nus: Sönmez Atasoy - Ankara State Theatre

2012-2013 The Government Inspector: Nikolay Vasilyeviç Gogol - Adana Metropolitan Municipality City Theatre

2011-2012 Petits crimes conjugaux: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt - Bursa State Theatre

2010-2011 Deathtrap: Ira Levin - Bursa Metropolitan Municipality City Theatre

2010-2011 Sarıpınar 1914: Reşat Nuri Güntekin - Bursa State Theatre

2009-2010 Misafir: Bilgesu Erenus - Adana Metropolitan Municipality City Theatre

2009-2010 Kamyon: Memet Baydur - Bursa Metropolitan Municipality City Theatre

2006-2007 Baby Mine: Margareth Mayo - Bursa Metropolitan Municipality City Theatre

2006-2007 Kamyon: Memet Baydur - Antalya State Theatre

2006-2007 The Curious Savage: John Patrick - Bursa State Theatre

2005-2006 İçerdekiler: Melih Cevdet Anday - Diyarbakır State Theatre

2005-2006 Accidental Death of an Anarchist: Dario Fo - Adana State Theatre

2003-2004 Ali Ayşe’yi Seviyo: Dinçer Sümer - Adana State Theatre

2003-2004 Yeşil Papağan Limited: Memet Baydur - Adana Metropolitan Municipality City Theatre

2002-2003 İçerdekiler: Melih Cevdet Anday - Adana State Theatre

2001-2002 Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Brian Clark - Trabzon State Theatre

2000-2001 Nuts: Tom Topor - Adana State Theatre

1999-2000 Temelin: Joe Sutton - Adana State Theatre

1999-2000 Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Brian Clark - Adana State Theatre

1997-1998 Second Act: Neil Simon - Adana State Theatre

1996-1997 Death and the Maiden: Ariel Dorfman - Adana State Theatre

1995-1996 Mikado’nun Çöpleri: Melih Cevdet Anday - Adana State Theatre

1995-1996 Yeşil Trampetçi: Adem Atar - Adana State Theatre

 

Awards

2019 - 9. Sadri Alışık Anatolian Theatre Artists Awards - " L'avaro - Ankara State Theatre" – Best Male Actor of the Year

2019 - Tuncer Cücenoğlu Special Award

2019 - 44.İsmet Küntay Elective Committee Special Award, with his successful performance in “ L’avaro”.

2019 – New Theatre Journal, Anatolian Endeavour and Success Awards "L’avaro- Ankara State Theatre" - Best Male Actor of the Year

2019 - Lions Theatre Awards "L’avaro- Ankara State Theatre" - Best Male Actor of the Year

2019 - Lions Theatre Awards "Troy - Ankara State Opera and Ballet" - Best Male Actor of the Year

2018 - XVIII. Direklerarası Audience Awards "Boyacı" - Director

2018 - New Theatre Journal 6th Endeavour and Success Awards

2018 - New Theatre Journal 6th Endeavour and Success Awards "Boyacı" Adana Metropolitan Municipality City Theatre

2018 - 24. Türkan Kahramankaptan Special Awards "Boyacı" Adana Metropolitan Municipality City Theatre – Most Successful Director of the Year

2018 - 4. Anadolu Theatre Awards- Theatre Person of the Year Award

2013 - XIII. Direklerarası Audience Awards - Director (The Government Inspector)

2012 - XII. Direklerarası Audience Awards - Director (Petits crimes conjugaux)

2011 - 7. Mizah Üretenler Ödülü - Director (Sarıpınar, 1914)

2010 - IX. Direklerarası Audience Awards – Ensemble (Misafir)

2010 - 35. İsmet Küntay Jury Special Award - Rejisör (Kamyon)