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Nadir Sönmez

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Nadir Sönmez is an actor, writer and director. He is actually a PhD candidate at Istanbul University Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy Department.


In his theatre play But, a few sophisticated Turkish artists engage in an erotic, sarcastic and critical conversation, provoking the boundaries of professionalism and privacy; first in an audition room and then at a theatre backstage. The play premiered in 2019 on the occasion of Istanbul Fringe Festival.


In Murder of the Male, a digital project shared on WhatsApp in 2020, he remembers gay porn star Arpad Miklos’s suicide in 2013 and performs a social autopsy. This autobiographical semi-fiction was transferred to the audience through text messages, voice recordings, Youtube links and sexy stickers.


In 2021, he wrote and directed his first short film New Releases, a sexual parody of European literature’s way of dealing with refugee crisis.


He actually works on the post production of But, his first feature film adapted from his theatre play.

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