Opeing Doors

Launched by the Theater and Performing Arts Directorate of the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency, the ‘Istanbul Universities Theater Festival’ is an event that was expanded in 2009 to embrace all of Turkey. Renamed the ‘Turkish Universities Theater Festival’, it is opening its doors this year to Europe. Slated to take place May 2-16, the festival is bringing together 51 university theatrical ensembles, fourteen from Europe, one from Japan and and 36 from Turkey, in Istanbul, which will set the stage for over 1,000  young dramatists’ plays over a 15-day period. For details: www.istanbul2010.org