A New Play by Sedef Ecer
Translated by Amelia Parenteau
Directed by Lisa Rothe
With Gamze Ceylan, Dashiell Eaves, Kevin R. Free, Ana Grosse, Michelle Vo
Stage Management by Tiffany McWilliams
Sedef Ecer will be visiting Barnard
Columbia University between Oct. 15-23.
EVENTS CO-SPONSORED BY:
VOYAGE THEATER COMPANY, NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY,
NYC CULTURAL AFFAIRS, MOON AND STARS PROJECT,
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
Columbia Global Centers, Barnard Center for Translation Studies
Barnard Department of French, Barnard International Artists Series
Office of Provosts of Barnard College
Voyage Theater Company/PARTS UNKNOWN Play Reading Series presented a staged reading of acclaimed Turkish playwright Sedef Ecer's e-smuggler.com, in a new English-language translation by Amelia Parenteau, directed by Lisa Rothe, at the 53rd Street New York Public Library.
e-smuggler.com imagines a future world of chaos, where international alliances have collapsed. Everyone has become a refugee fleeing conflict and famine. As border crossing becomes increasingly dangerous, a lucrative commodity emerges in the digital marketplace. The only hope for safety is a phone app -- e.smuggler.com. The play follows the story of three brave women - digital nomads - traversing the landscape in a new dystopian reality.
e-smuggler.com was first premiered in Turkish at the International Festival of Izmir in 2015. In 2016 it was premiered at the International Festival of Istanbul (IKSV) with support from the French Cultural Institute. The play was subsequently staged in French at the Estivales de Bussang, National Theater of Toulon, National Museum of Immigration History in Paris, and Théâtre de Suresnes.