Şahika Tekand

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Şahika Tekand graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty, Department of Theatre and Acting at 9 Eylül University and she completed her PhD in the same department. She was granted her associate professorship in 2013.

Şahika Tekand, who started her theatre and film acting career in 1984 while at the same time teaching acting at the University, founded an acting studio named STUDIO in 1988.

Tekand who in 1990 founded her own theatre ensemble, STUDIO OYUNCULARI (THE STUDIO PLAYERS) and developed her own method “THE PERFORMATIVE STAGING AND ACTING METHOD", directed many plays and performances including the seven plays she wrote herself. With all of the plays written, directed and staged by her ensemble the Studio Players, Tekand was invited to and participated in many national and international festivals.

Tekand who presently continues her artistic activities at the STUDIO PLAYERS, also teaches at several universities besides training actors and directors at her acting studio.

Some of the theatre productions that she took part in:

• GALILEO GALILEI (played) / Written by: Bertolt Brecht / Directed by: Genco Erkal / DOSTLAR THEATRE [1984-85]
• HAPPY DAYS (played and directed) / Written by: S. Beckett / STUDIO PLAYERS [1992]
• FIVE SHORT PLAYS (played and directed) / Written by: S. Beckett / STUDIO PLAYERS [1993]
• BECOMING A RHINOCEROS (wrote, played and directed) / Written by: Sahika Tekand / STUDIO PLAYERS [1994]
• END GAME (directed) / Written by: S. Beckett / STUDIO PLAYERS [1998]
• THE DUMB WAITER (directed) / Written by: H. Pinter / STUDIO PLAYERS [1998]
• (PLAY)ER (wrote, directed and played) / Written by: Sahika Tekand / STUDIO PLAYERS [2000]
• THE DAYS BEFORE (played) / Directed by: Robert Wilson [2001]
• WHERE IS OEDIPUS? (wrote, directed and played) / (based on the tragedy by Sophocles "Oedipus Rex") / STUDIO PLAYERS [2002]
• OEDIPUS IN EXILE (re-wrote, directed) / (based on the tragedy by Sophocles "Oedipus at Colonos") / STUDIO PLAYERS [2004]
• EURIDICE'S CRY (wrote, directed and played) / STUDIO PLAYERS [2006]
• FEAR OF DARKNESS (wrote, directed and played) / STUDIO PLAYERS [2008]
• ANTI-PROMETHEUS (wrote, directed)/STUDIO PLAYERS [2010]
• PLAY (directed) /Written by: Samuel Beckett/ İSTANBUL MUNICIPAL THEATRE [2012]
• BECOMING A RHINOCEROS 2.014 (played, directed and wrote)/ STUDIO PLAYERS [2014]
• WAITING FOR GODOT (directed) / Written by: Samuel Beckett/STUDIO PLAYERS [2016]
• PLAY(directed)/ Written by: Samuel Beckett/STUDIO PLAYERS [2017]