August 25, 2016 – 21:00

It is the story of an opera singer, Nora Sedler, who survived the Holocaust by singing for the Gestapo and then moved to New York. Komar won Jury’s Special Award at Thespis International Monodrama Festival in Germany in 2014 and Best Actress at the United Solo Theater Festival in New York in 2011.


Text: Magdalena Gauer
Performer: Wioleta Komar
Director: Stanisław Miedziewski
Costume Designer: Magdalena Franczak
Photograph: Olga Cieslar

Lasts 50 min.
Polish with Turkish surtitles


Diva-Supporters-In Event

With the supports of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Istanbul, Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, Słupskie Towarzystwo Kultury Teatralnej and Teatr Rondo

MonoFest’16 includes 10 performances from 7 countries besides 4 Medrese productions.

We hope to host you at Medrese all throughout the festival. You can see all the performances without paying extra fees, you can participate in mini workshops, you can join conversations starting after the performances, and you can find the chance to meet all the performers and the audience.

If your schedule is too busy to join us for five days, you are welcome for 1 or 2 night. We also welcome those who do not prefer to stay at Medrese but rather just want to come and see the performances. You can buy tickets on the performance day and you can also buy combined ticket rather than single ones.

We hope to see you at MonoFest’16

Thank you for your interest in MonoFest’16. We will be glad to host you Medrese. We hope that you will be part of the peaceful atmosphere during your stay in the Medrese and live in harmony with other guest participants.
We will send you a detailed letter later but we want to briefly inform you about the life at Medrese; and living and working spaces of the Medrese.
It is very easy to arrive here. It takes only an hour from İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport. What is hard for our guests is to leave from Medrese.
The climate is hot at Şirince in summer as it is everywhere. One cannot stay under sun. But the corridors of the Medrese are cool like air-conditioned, though there is none. Nights are cooler. It usually do not rain till September. We guess it won’t rain this summer too.
We serve a healthy diet at Medrese. Our menu consists of lots of olive oil dishes and vegetables. If we have meat on the menu, we cook on a seperate pot, considering the vegans and vegetarians.
We have lots of unique rooms and dormitories. Please check out our page about our rooms and dormitories, in order to have more info and pick the right room for yourself.
Hope to see you at the Medrese…