A famous author arrives for a live television interview to talk about his career, unaware that the host has evidence he may have plagiarised his latest book. During the heated exchanges, in front of a studio audience and with the world watching live, the author has to fight not only the journalist but also his own sanity. Memories and secrets that have been locked deep inside his mind refuse to stay hidden any longer and spill into the studio. The author faces a battle to keep his secrets hidden.
In a world where pre-planned and heavily coached interviews are the norm, this play looks at the difference between the answers people like to give and the truth hidden behind these answers.
“this is a production of the highest quality. An original piece of writing, this is intelligent and disarmingly powerful theatre.”
“beautifully written; heartfelt and poignant”
Director: Onur Orkut (Page to Stage festival run)
Originally from Turkey, Onur completed his degree in Physics before starting his training in theatre. He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) twice, with a master’s degree in drama and another in musical theatre. In training, he received a full scholarship and an award for TV acting.
He has worked both in the UK and in Turkey as an actor (stage and TV), director and singer. He has also worked as a drama coach, script-writer and dancer for the contemporary dance group [laboratuar] and founded and directed his university’s student musical theatre society “The Company”.
Onur has taught as both a teacher and course leader for various institutions including The RSAMD.
He has also developed and led workshops for application of acting technique in professional and personal development. In 2011, he completed his PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education with distinction at the Liverpool John Moore’s University.
His credits include The Abduction From the Seraglio (Ankara State Opera), Hamlet and Cikisyokland Cumhuriyeti (Arts Institution Award – Oteki Tiyatro), Playback (Musical Theatre Coach – VeDigerSeyler), a TV series in Turkey and many concerts, including some for international charities and diplomatic missions. He also took part in international festivals including Fabbrica Europa in Florence and (as a choreographer) in International METU Contemporary Dance Days. Onur also wrote the lyrics for the musical “1453” with A. Sahin, performed in concert with a symphony orchestra in 1998 in Istanbul and as a production in 2003 in Ankara.
He currently works as a Lecturer in Acting at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.