HOUSE OF HUNDRED – GalataPerform

House of Hundred helps us see the present and the past through the eyes of a mansion which had seen the Ottoman times, witnessed change with the Republican era and was destroyed in 1959 as well as those of a woman who was born into that mansion in 1919 and who still is a witness to the present. It also invites the audience to see the connection it has established through stories that took place between 1918–2018. Is it possible to look back into the past from where we are now? How far have we gone and what use did it have? Have we actually gone forward? Is it possible to go back? What is “back”? Is it possible to exist there after all this? What have we put in place of what we have destroyed? Have we managed to put something? Or are we living in the memory of a bulldozer? House of Hundred, is part of a multi-national co-production titled Haunted Houses on the concept of nation, developed for War or Peace: Crossroads of History 1918-2018 Festival with the collaboration of GalataPerform (Turkey), The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (Bulgaria), Experimental Stage/-1 (Greece), Theater Neumarkt (Switzerland) and Studio Я / Maxim Gorki Theatre (Germany) and with the support from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Written by: Yeşim Özsoy, Ferdi Çetin
Directed & Performed by: Yeşim Özsoy
Music Design & Live Performance: Kıvanç Sarıkuş
Video Design: Melisa Önel
Choreography: Tuğçe Tuna
Light Design and Technical Coordinator: Ayşe Ayter
Sound & Light Control: Hasan Hakan Yılmaz
Assistants: Nilay Yerebasmaz, Mert Pilavcı
Partipicants of Documentary Video: Turan Necdet Özcan, Yeşim Özsoy
Performers of Mansion Video: Elif Ongan Tekçe, Sanem Öge, Emir Politi, Yaman Ceri
Director of Photography: Arda Yıldıran
Camera Assistants: Hasan Öztaş, Uğurcan Tüzel
Dubbing Artists: Katayoun Momtaheni, Karin Ataoğlu, Nükhet Akkaya, Elif Ongan Tekçe, Enginay Gültekin, Ayşe Lebriz Berkem, Yeşim Özsoy
Thanks to: Cankız Şanal, Sema Özsoy, Yücel Kültür Vakfı, Maxim Gorki Theatre

Note: Valse composed by Sultan the 5th and one of the first songs entitled “Longing” by Seyyan Hanım, recorded on His Master’s Voice company, has been utilised in the play.