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“Happy Days” by Turkish Director in Tbilisi

By Mariam Chanishvili
Monday, March 5
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, on March 4, Turkish artist, PhD in Theatre Directing, Gamze Tanrivermis, presented "Happy Days", a tragicomedy on Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University’s stage.

The assistant directors of the play were Nina Gomarteli and Toma Bobokhidze. Poetry included in the play was by the director herself, Ana Kalandadze and Galaktion Tabidze.

The play is the adapted version of Samuel Beckett’s play.

The main character, Winnie, does not lose the love of a lifetime. This is the common history of all women. Throughout the whole play, the main character talks to the deceased spouse. Winnie does not lose hope for life despite all the difficulties and obstacles.

The play was presented with Turkish subtitles as well.

Gamze Tanrivermis was born in 1983 in Eregli, Turkey. She started working in theater in Istanbul University Theater Club. She received professional experience in Semiha Berksoy Opera foundation and from the actors of "Tevfik Gelenbe Tiyatrosu" (founded by a well-known Turkish actor and comedian).

She received Master’s degree in Theatre at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul. She was enrolled in Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University to receive a PhD in Theatre Directing in 2014.

Tanrivermis is interested in painting, poetry, dancing, yoga and professional translation.

The event was supported by Georgian and Turkish Businessmen's Association.