"I reflect a new dimension of life in my theatre."
Each year at the Istanbul International Puppet Festival,
Mehpare Aksoy Yigit successfully represents Turkey.
She is an artist who has attracted attention both
in Turkey and abroad with her puppet shows at Zafer
Tarik Tunaya Culture Center and has been invited to
perform in France, Pakistan and Greece and elsewhere.
How did you get acquainted with shadow theatre?
In 1975, I graduated from the State Academy of Fine
Arts. I used to do painting and sculpture in those
days, but I never classical painting on canvas. Listening
to my inner voice, I always sought changes and metamorphoses.
I used almost every material in my painting on sculpture
and installations. Theatrical applications attracted
my attention and I wanted to do paintings like theatre
scenery. I continued doing work of this kind for a