Our Board

Our Board is constituted with an election in which every partner has equal voting rights. The members of the board work on a volunteer basis.

Iraz Yöntem

President
Iraz Yöntem was born in 1983 in Ankara. She graduated from Ege University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of International Relations in 2004.
After completing her training in Stüdyo Oyuncuları in 2006, she performed in a musical produced by the AYSA Prodüksiyon Tiyatrosu. Yöntem, who earned a master’s degree in acting at Kadir Has University Film and Drama Graduate Program, took part in TV shows including “Hayat Bilgisi”, “Erkekler Ağlamaz”, “Parmaklıklar Ardında” and “Yol Arkadaşım”. She worked in ikincikat, İstanbul State Theatre and Tatbikat Sahnesi. Between 2014-2017, she served as a Board Member of the Actors’ Union (Oyuncular Sendikası). She continues her artistic work with Tiyatro(Hâl) and various groups.

Yeşim Özsoy

Vice President
She graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Sociology, Stüdyo Oyuncuları Acting School, and completed her master’s degree on Performance Studies at Northwestern University, Faculty of Music and Literature. The writer, director, and actress is the founder of the independent theatre GalataPerform. She contributed to the contemporary theatre scene by raising new playwrights and directors with the New Text Project she has been directing since 2009. She actively teaches playwriting, creative writing and directing for theatre. Özsoy wrote 12 plays, and since 2001, she staged and directed most of them. Her plays were translated into Italian, French, German, Catalan and English, and staged at various festivals in Turkey and the rest of the world. She has two published poetry books and a compilation of her plays “Aksak İstanbul Hikayeleri”, “Ev-Kakofonik Bir Oyun” and “Noter” was published by Habitus.

Ersin Umut Güler

Member
Ersin Umut Güler was born in 1983 in Istanbul. He graduated from Anadolu University State Conservatory, Department of Theatre & Acting in 2009. He founded Yolcu Tiyatro in 2013 and directed Wolfgang Brochert’s “The Man Outside”, Ariel Dorfman’s “Voices From Beyond the Dark”, Roland Topor’s “Joko’s Anniversary” and David Ives’ “Venus in Fur”. Also, he worked as an actor in different theatres including GalataPerform, İstanbul Devlet Tiyatrosu, Eskişehir Şehir Tiyatroları, Tiyatro Anadolu, Yeditepe Oyuncuları and Zorlu Çocuk Tiyatrosu. He took part in films “Hile Yolu”, “Misafir” and “Panoptikon”.

Mert Fırat

Member
He graduated from the Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History and Geography, Department of Theatre. Since 2005, he has taken part in many films, plays and TV projects. Fırat, who is the co-founder of moda sahnesi, Bursa SanatMahal and DasDas, voluntarily works with different associations and foundations on social responsibility projects. He is among the founders of the NeedsMap.Coop and he actively participates in project designing, planning and operating processes. Mert Fırat is also known for his voluntary work in sustainable development. In 2017, he has become the first UNDP (The United Nations Development Programme) Goodwill Ambassador in Turkey.

Muharrem Uğurlu

Member
Muharrem Uğurlu graduated from Dumlupınar University, Department of Public Administration. He took part in the establishment of Kütahya Şehir Tiyatrosu, and he worked there as an actor and director for 5 seasons. He served as the General Art Director of Kütahya Şehir Tiyatrosu between 2007-2009. He founded a private theatre in Istanbul in 2009, and also staged plays as a travelling theatre. In 2013, he earned a master’s degree in acting at Bahçeşehir University. In 2014, he founded Asmalı Sahne, which is located in Beyoğlu, with his classmate Petek Kırboğa. He directed Asmalı Sahne’s productions “Godot’yu Bekleyeni Beklerken”, “Aut”, “…’lı Kadınlar” and “Manastır” and also acted in them.

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