The 17th International Istanbul Theatre Festival ended
The 17th International İstanbul Theatre Festival welcomed theatre lovers between May 10 - June 10, 2010 in 18 different venues, with 9 theatre and dance troupes from abroad, and more than 90 events, including 30 theatre plays and dance performances from Turkey that was premiered at the festival.
Festival's first Honorary Award is presented to great actor, director, and educator Erol Keskin, who continued his career, which began in youth theatres, in Dormen Theatre and İstanbul Municipality Theatres, who is among the founders of the Theatre Research Laboratory, and who is the unforgettable actor of Oppenheimer Case, Galileo Galilei, King Lear, and Author-Author.
The second Honorary Award of the Festival is presented to Japanese director, educator, author Tadashi Suzuki, a prominent figure of theatre world. Suzuki has received his Honorary Award on May 26, before staging of his play Electra at Harbiye Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage.