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Şahika Tekand graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty, Department of Theatre and Acting at 9 Eylül University and she completed her PhD in the same department. She was granted her associate professorship in 2013.

Şahika Tekand, who started her theatre and film acting career in 1984 while at the same time teaching acting at the University, founded an acting studio named STUDIO in 1988.

Tekand who in 1990 founded her own theatre ensemble, STUDIO OYUNCULARI (THE STUDIO PLAYERS) and developed her own method “THE PERFORMATIVE STAGING AND ACTING METHOD”, directed many plays and performances including the seven plays she wrote herself. With all of the plays written, directed and staged by her ensemble the Studio Players, Tekand was invited to and participated in many national and international festivals.

Tekand who presently continues her artistic activities at the STUDIO PLAYERS, also teaches at several universities besides training actors and directors at her acting studio.

SOME OF THE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS THAT SHE TOOK PART IN

  • GALILEO GALILEI (played) / Written by Bertolt Brecht / Directed by Genco Erkal / DOSTLAR THEATRE [1984-85]
  • HAPPY DAYS (played and directed) / Written by S. Beckett / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [1992]
  • FIVE SHORT PLAYS (played and directed) / Written by S. Beckett / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [1993]
  • BECOMING A RHINOCEROS (wrote, played and directed) / Written by Sahika Tekand / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [1994]
  • ENDGAME (directed) / Written by S. Beckett / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [1998]
  • THE DUMB WAITER (directed) / Written by H. Pinter / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [1998]
  • PLAY(ER) (wrote, directed and played) / Written by Sahika Tekand / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [2000]
  • THE DAYS BEFORE (played) / Directed by Robert Wilson [2001]
  • WHERE IS OEDIPUS? (wrote, directed and played) / (based on the tragedy by Sophocles “Oedipus Rex”) / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [2002]
  • OEDIPUS IN EXILE (wrote, directed) / (based on the tragedy by Sophocles “Oedipus at Colonos”) / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [2004]
  • EURIDICE’S CRY (wrote, directed and played) / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [2006]
  • FEAR OF DARKNESS (wrote, directed and played) / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [2008]
  • HOW TO FORGET IN 10 STEPS (ANTI-PROMETHEUS) (wrote, directed) / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [2010]
  • PLAY (directed) / Written by Samuel Beckett / ISTANBUL MUNICIPAL THEATRE [2012]
  • BECOMING A RHINOCEROS 2.014 (played, directed and wrote) / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [2014]
  • WAITING FOR GODOT (directed) / Written by Samuel Beckett / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [2016]
  • PLAY (directed) / Written by Samuel Beckett / STUDIO OYUNCULARI [2017]

FILMOGRAPHY

  • Akrebin Yolculuğu (Journey on The Hour Hand) / Director: Ömer Kavur [1997]
  • Yengeç Sepeti (Lobster Pot) / Director: Yavuz Özkan [1994]
  • Batık Aşklar Müzesi (Museum of the Sunken Loves) / Director: Adnan Azar [1994]
  • Sarı Tebessüm (Yellow Smile) / Director: Seçkin Yaşar [1992]
    “The Best Actress Award – Special Award of the Jury” Ankara Film Festival
  • Kurt Kanunu (The Law of the Wolf) / Director: Ersin Pertan [1991]
  • Yıldızlar Gece Büyür (Stars Come Out In The Night) / Director: Okan Uysaler [1991]
  • Ekran Aşıkları (Screen Lovers) / Director: Ömer Uğur [1989]
  • Ahi Evran / Director: Aytekin Çakmakçı [1989]
  • Sessiz Fırtına (The Silent Storm) / Director: Oğuz Yalçın [1989]
  • Yedi Uyuyanlar – Ashab-ı Kehf (Friends in The Cave) / Director: Zafer Par [1988]
  • Gece Yolculuğu (Overnight Journey) / Director: Ömer Kavur [1987]
  • Kara Sevdalı Bulut (Cloud in the Blind Love) / Director: Muammer Özer [1987]
  • Afife Jale / Director: Şahin Kaygun [1987]
  • Bir Avuç Gökyüzü (A Handful Sky) / Director: Ümit Elçi [1987]
  • Su da Yanar (Water Also Burns) / Director: Ali Özgentürk [1987]
  • Anayurt Oteli (Motherland Hotel) / Director: Ömer Kavur [1987]
  • Kadının Adı Yok (Woman Has No Name) / Director: Atıf Yılmaz [1987]
  • Adı Vasfiye (Her Name is Vasfiye) / Director: Atıf Yılmaz [1985]
  • Dost Eller (Friendly Hands) / Director: Faruk Kalkan [1982]
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