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LEYLA NAZLI co-founded Arcola Theatre with Mehmet Ergen in 2000 and since 2004 has produced all of Arcola’s in-house productions. She is also active in programming all three of Arcola’s studios. Her first play Silver Birch House had a rehearsed reading at Royal Court was staged to critical acclaim at Arcola Theatre by Mehmet Ergen. Her second play Fabrika is being workshopped by Helena Kaut-Howson. In 2006 Leyla was one of the 50 writers chosen to take part in The Fifty, a year-long project with the BBC and the Royal Court Theatre to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Court. Her credits as a translator include Gogol’s The Government Inspector and Kroetz’s The Nest

Silver Birch House
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Silver Birch House

Leyla Nazli
This deeply moving and personal play, a world premiere from the young Turkish author Leyla Nazli, is set in the turbulent political climate of the 1980’s Turkey.

In a remote mountain village in eastern Turkey, against a backdrop of mounting political turmoil, a father clings to the simple life he has created for himself and his family. As violence creeps ever closer, Haydar refuses to flee from the family home, a home he built with his bare hands. What keeps him here? Why do his silver birch trees seem more precious to him than the lives of his own children?

Nazli's writing is fluid and assured, one of the most confident first works I have seen in months. -  Evening Standard

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-787-7 | PB