“Cadı’nın Bohçası” (The Witch’s Bundle) staged in Cyprus

POST Research Institute and YKP-fem co-organised a public talk with Esmeray, the performer of the “Cadı’nın Bohçası” (The Witch’s Bundle) on the 19th of November, Saturday. Having taken place in the cozy atmosphere of the Cadi Kazani Cafe, the talk revolved around struggle of transgender individuals, Esmeray’s own life experience and her engagement within various organisations on the way to becoming a feminist.

The play “Cadı’nın Bohçası” staged on the following day at the Arabahmet Cultural Centre and attracted several applauses for its comic and thought-provoking appeal as much as its fine acting.

Esmeray has put her play on the stage in various cultural centres and universities in Turkey and shared her life experiences with the audiences in sincere and humorous ways. Defining herself as ‘a feminist by nature’, she claims that staging this one-person multi-character show wherever she is invited is ‘a political method’ for her.

About POST Research Institute

POST is a non-profit, non-political organization set up by a group of people to work for the cultural, social, and environmental betterment of Cyprus and established at 2002. Vision: To contribute towards achieving an alternative sustainable future, which comprises of an egalitarian Cypriot society, that recognizes the dignity of every living being. Mission: • On the basis of social equality/justice: o To contribute for creating an open dialogue on issues of peace education and reconciliation and working actively for the unification of the island. o To take action against gender discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression for achieving positive social transformation. o To advance, sensitize and advocate for a multicultural and diverse society in which all differences are recognized, understood and accepted. • To excel as an Institute in the execution of research and participatory action. • To strengthen research capacity in Cyprus. • To strive for ecological sustainability through the prevention of environmental degradation and destruction.
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