The 15th "A Thousand Breaths, One Voice" International Turkish Language Theater Countries Festival will start in Konya on May 20th.
Konya State Theater Director Yaşar Özboz held a press conference regarding the upcoming "A Thousand Breaths, One Voice" International Turkish Language Theater Countries Festival. Yaşar Özboz, stating that the 15th edition of the festival will be held from May 20th to May 30th, mentioned, "As the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, State Theaters General Directorate, and Konya Theater Directorate, we will be hosting the 15th edition of the State Theaters-Konya 'A Thousand Breaths, One Voice' International Turkish Language Theater Countries Festival between May 20th and May 30th, 2023. This year, we will have a total of 5 different guest theater groups from 4 different countries, namely Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, and Iran. Alongside the host teams from Diyarbakır, Ankara, and Erzurum, there will be a total of 8 different theater ensembles. We will experience the joy of turning the festival into a grand celebration by presenting a total of 19 performances with 9 different plays on 3 different stages."
Konya State Theater Director Yaşar Özboz stated that they started the festival in 2008 and said, "The 'A Thousand Breaths, One Voice' International Turkish Language Theater Countries Festival, which we first organized in 2008, has brought together over 140 different theater groups from a total of 23 countries, promoting cultural integration. It has also gained importance on the international platform by providing opportunities for interaction. In our 15th edition of the festival, this year's host country will be represented by Ankara State Theater Directorate with the play 'Story for the Curious,' Diyarbakır State Theater with 'The Hidden Day,' and Erzurum State Theater with 'Anatolia' and 'In the Ancient Times of the World.' Our guest countries, on the other hand, will add color to our festival with their plays: Kazakhstan Republic with 'Richard III,' Kosovo Republic with 'The Refugees,' Azerbaijan Republic with 'Mother Goose,' and Iran with 'A Few Days Ago.'"