The play “Uyandığımda Sesim Yoktu”, one of the world’s most indoor games and watching the attack, meets its audience in Turkey with the director of Tamer Levent.
The whole of our predicament is expressed in the constricted throats of these two women, tightened with grief, fury, and frustration. The audi- ence carries the unanswered questions with them as they leave with the last line in their ears: ‘Huh, huh, huh, we’ve come so far now and we’ll never go back to …’
Uyandığımda Sesim Yoktu (Mouthpiece) is a play written for the rights of women who overtly or covertly suffered oppression, women who are unable to express themselves because of various fears and limitations imposed on them by the society, silenced, battered, even killed in cold blood. It’s story of a woman writer who questions violence against women and the place of women in society in the context of how similar her life is to her recently deceased mother’s.
“What do you believe we are most in need of?
“To be understood..”
“Is that the reason we don’t stop talking?”
“Silence, in my opinion, is the wisest course of action.”
Closed boxes surround our rooms, homes, and hearts. These are the boxes we are required to carry, and we carry them wherever we go. When getting to know someone, do we have the courage to open these boxes?
The play’s central motif is boxes, symbolizing relationships. Of course, people are the subjects of these connections. The audience is taken on a journey by the performance with boxes, uncovering the secrets we are afraid to tell anybody. Perhaps the moment we look up from our phones to gaze at our loved ones is as close as we get to disclosing the secrets of our lives. It’s possible that there isn’t a difference between us and others who say, “We can never be together; we are people of different worlds,” and that a mere coincidence can reveal this.
The most sensitive secrets, the most thrilling feelings, and the most personal confessions are shared during the course of Eylül, Ali, and Nice’s nightlong sharing. How will the night continue for Eylül, who no longer wants to be alone; Ali, who fears being alone again; and Nice, who questions the choices made to overcome loneliness?