The Millennial Immigrant

Basak Layic produced by Blue Pagoda

Plein Theater

03 Sep.

Thursday

19:00-19:45

03 Sep.

Thursday

21:30-22:15

04 Sep.

Friday

18:45-19:30

04 Sep.

Friday

21:15-22:00

"We had this dream. To make a web series about our lives. It was like ‘Girls’, but the Turkish version. Yeah, it was stupid. But why our stories always had to be somehow about being a Muslim or living in the Middle East, hardships, bombs, politics this and that where Americans and Brits could do their cool, white girl stuff? Not fair! We can be self-absorbed, sex maniacs, too, you know?"

“Sinnerman, where are you gonna run to?”
Shake your head harder. Then maybe you can forget.
Drink another beer. Smoke another joint. Not working?
Distract yourself. Watch another episode. Listen to another song.
Run faster. Not better. Not stronger. Faster.
Do you see anyone who can stand still?
Tell him to do it somewhere else. 

In pursuit of living the European Dream, M, a young Turkish woman arrives in Amsterdam. Knowing that the EU never accepted her country, she is going to make sure that it’ll be different for her. Soon she finds herself in a performance group along with a fake Canadian, a WOKE Belgian, and a hopeful Syrian. As they all search for a story to perform, they get a chance to be someone in this new city  and make peace with their past. Or not.

 

 

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About the artist

Basak Layic (writer & actress) Having finished her studies on ‘Media and Visual Arts’ in Istanbul, Basak wrote the feature movie ‘Forgive me Fellini’, and later she worked as a scriptwriter for the American web series ‘Frankensitter’  for Amazon Prime . Moving to Amsterdam in 2017, she started performing as a storyteller at Mezrab. In 2019, she joined  ‘What We Do’  as a performer for the critically acclaimed play ‘ How I Got Talent for Life.’ In February 2020, she joined DEGASTEN Boost where she with Mara van Nes. The two developed the project ‘Chain To Be-Long.’ Basak will be performing at Dox Clubs for the season 2020-2021. 

 

Basak Layic
Writer & Actress
Mara van Nes
Director & Co-Writer
Gunsu Sari
Co-writer
Oyku Cetin
Co-writer
Shervin Bagheri
Sound Director
Aram Balian
Producer
Tomas Leijen
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