Emre Akal

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Emre Akal

Director/author – Munich, Germany
Participant International Forum 2019

Author and director Emre Akal lives in Munich. His works are meant to be a diagnosis of the times; they are based on painted pictures and a score that thinks of language and image in the categories of rhythm and notation. His pieces have been presented at WERK X in Vienna, the Bakirköy Belediye Tiyatrosu in Istanbul, at Münchner Kammerspiele and Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. His play “Ostwind” received the Dance and Theatre Award of the City of Stuttgart and the State of Baden-Württemberg in 2015 and was presented at Münchner Kammerspiele in 2016. During the same year, he developed the play “Love it or leave it!” with Nurkan Erpulat at Maxim Gorki Theater and a piece at Landestheater Niederösterreich together with Hakan Savaş Mican. In May 2017, he won the jury award at the competition for emerging dramatists at Theater Drachengasse in Vienna and premiered his play “Heimat in Dosen”. Following “Mutterland…stille” in 2017, his play “Frau F. hat noch immer Angst” was presented at HochX in Munich in January 2019.