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Medrese hosted more than 200 people who participated in almost 20 workshops on theatre, music, literature and philosophy in summer 2014. Workshops and executers were as follows:

THEATRE

“Movement, Action and Dialog” – workshop on research to be conducted by actors on their capacities and imagination of body and voice – held by Celal Mordeniz and Erdem Şenocak

 “Movement Techniques for Actors” – a module of a four-week workshop on consciousness of body and space, breath, voice and the nature of movement – held by Celal Mordeniz and Erdem Şenocak

“Use of Voice in Acting” – a module of a four-week workshop on consciousness of body and space, breath, voice and the nature of movement – held by Celal Mordeniz and Erdem Şenocak

“Youngsters perform Moliére” – workshop for people aged between 14-18 – held by Erdem Şenocak and Doğu Can

“Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards Workcenter in Theatre Madrasa” – workshop on the nature of intentional action – held by Lloyd Bricken from the Workcenter.

“Poetic Body” – workshop on physical theatre constructed by Jacques Lecoq’s pedagogical approach – held by Clout Theatre (Mine Çerçi, George Ramsay, Jenny Swingler and Sacha Plaige)

 “Improvisational Acting” – workshop on techniques for improvising and writing a story on the stage – held by Sena Taşkapılıoğlu Kornhauser

“Clowning and Physical Comedy ” – workshop on improvisational techniques of physical comedy – held by Güray Dinçol

“The Craft and Poetry of Contemporary Mask” – workshop on contemporary mask play and creation – held by Kevin Casey

“Freeing the Natural Voice” – workshop on the methodology developed by world-renowned voice teacher Kristin Linklater – held by Susan Main

“My Life is a Tale: Story Telling” – workshop on techniques of activating skills of story telling – held by Judith Liberman

PHILOSOPHY and LITERATURE

“The Revolution of the Subject (Citizenship and Humanism)” – eight-day lecture series by Professor Marc Nichanian, philosopher and literary critic.

“What does an artist think when s/he creates?” – seven-day lecture series by Associate Professor Kerem Eksen, philosopher and author.

“Art in the Light of Philosophy” – six-day lecture series by Dücane Cündioğlu, philosopher and cinema critic.

“Tragedy, Politics, Arts, Love: Ideas invoked by Gezi” – six-day lecture series by Professor Zeynep Sayın, philosopher.

“Text Analysis and Creation” – wokshop on literary texts – held by Associate Professor Sibel Ercan.

“Oğuz Atay and the Issue of Play” – workshop on the novels of Oğuz Atay – held by Ahmet Ergenç, interpretor and editor.

OTHER

Workshop on Percussion by Hakan Vreskala

Tao of Movement: Tai Chi Çigong Shibashi, Başak Arpacıoğlu

Path of Zen and Tao Doctrine, Başak Arpacıoğlu