COMEDIA Theatre (D)

Taksi to Istanbul

What does home feel like? Three young people set out together on a trip to Istanbul. They are as different from each other as are their longings and reasons for beginning the quest. However, they all have one thing in common. Their family roots go back to Turkey. And thus, the journey becomes a search for a sense of national and cultural belonging and, in the end, a search for identity.

In an open form, the production tells about those who live here in Germany. Since always. Or only for a short time. It is a story about those who have come. And about those who want to leave. And about those who neither feel at home here nor there. On a fictitious road trip through Cologne and Istanbul we encounter bizarre characters, small stories, big questions, fears and dreams and ourselves.

“Taksi to Istanbul” is a research work about the things that divide us and those which we have in common. About us and the others. About being here and being there. About now and then. About the experienced and the imagined.

"A great piece, for both German youths and for youths with a German-foreign background, for connecting cultures, for overcoming prejudices, for understanding one another. Huge compliment to the initiators, the creators and the performers; there was a justly-earned prolonged cheering applause." (Michael Cramer, Theater pur)

Duration: circa 50 minutes

  • Text: Hannah Biedermann, Manuel Moser
  • With: Sibel Polat, Faris Metehan Yüzbaşioğlu, Harun Çiftçi
  • Stage direction: Manuel Moser
  • Equipment: Maurice Dominic Angrés
  • Music: Öğünç Kardelen,
  • Dramaturgy: Hannah Biedermann
  • Drama Education: Bettina Frank, Hanna Westerboer
  • A production by Comedia Förderkreises. Sponsored by Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein Westfalen
  • Photo: Meyer Originals


  • Saturday, 25 October 2014, 17.00
    Theater in der Meerwiese
    16.40 preliminary talk with Jutta Staerk, Afterwards there will be a theater discussion with the actors
  • Sunday, 26 October 2014, 15.30
    Theater in der Meerwiese
  • Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 9.00 und 11.30
    Theater in der Meerwiese