Theater Play: “Değirmen (The Mill)” Bilkent International Laboratory Theatre (BILT) 2023 Play, June 20, 21, 22 (TR)

Bilkent International Laboratory Theatre (BILT) presents its 2023 Play: Değirmen (The Mill)

Bilkent International Laboratory Theater (BILT) presents Değirmen (The Mill) by Zana Kılıç, directed by Ayşe Emel Mesci.

The Mill was produced as BILT’s 2023 play after being selected in the 2021/22 Play Selections, and BILT Staged Reading Series. BILT, founded by the Bilkent University Department of Theatre as a graduate theater ensemble selects and develops new texts of contemporary Turkish playwrights.


A young man goes to a mill in hopes of finding his father’s lost ears. Encountering a miller and a man there, the young man realizes that instead of wheat, bodies are being ground inside, and he asks them for his father’s ears. Will he be able to break free from this mill that “grinds” humanity in an endless cycle and break the cycle?

Author: Zana Kilic
Director: Ayşe Emel Mesci
Dramaturg: Ali Berktay
General Artistic Director: Jason Hale

Actors: Salah Tolga Tuncer- Koray Alper- Haydar Özkan- Damla Makar

Set-Costume Design: Özge Akarsu
Light Design: Yılmaz Ertekin
Music: Haji Khanmammadov
Poster: Ayça Eren
Poster Visuals: İbrahim Çiftçioğlu
Assistant to the Director: Asli Bilge
Technical Assistant: Akin Caliskan
Technical Staff: Burak Toptaş – Lara Mayda – Yağmur Demir
Figuration: İbrahim Cem Civan – Eylül Yolcu

Performed in Turkish with English subtitles.

Dates: June 20-21-22
Bilkent FADA Theater Hall
Time: 20:00