Pinar Ogun shares her battle with taboos she faced throughout her life.
Actress and director Pinar Ogun addresses the ways in which she’s tackled Taboo, misogyny and ingrained cultural conventions in her career on stage and screen.
About the speaker
Pinar Ogun is an actress born and raised in Turkey. She graduated from Bilkent University department of music and performing arts in Ankara and then moved to London to continue her acting training at LAMDA.
Pinar became an acknowledged actress in Turkey after her first TV Drama of portraying the real life story of a Turkish doctor Türkan Saylan who cured leprosy in Turkey. Following this Pinar soon took the stage with a play called Mi Minör. Just two weeks after the play ended, the biggest environmental protest in Turkish history started and the creative team behind the play were accused of rehearsing the protest within the play and teaching young people to revolt by the Turkish authorities which then forced Pinar to flee her country and begin her life again in Wales.
Since the beginning of her new life in Cardiff Pinar has been working both on TV and stage in the UK. In January 2015 Pinar founded Be Aware Productions, to produce innovative performances and audio-visual art works.
Since founding Be Aware Productions, Pinar produced her first short film; Exhibit which questions the relationship between woman and man by putting a twist on social objectification.
Pinar’s latest project with Be AwareProductions was producing Enough is Enough; a feminist gig theatre, which has toured Wales and performed in 21 different venues. Enough is Enough will be performed in Wales Millennium Centre on the 8th of April.
Pinar will be talking about what taboo’s they’ve faced during their tour of visiting the most unusual venues for a feminist play and how both her play and film have been working hard to break down societal taboos.
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Stop creating excuses for yourselves. Don't ever allow anyone to interrupt your journey, to disturb your passion and take away what you love to do. — Pinar Ogun
Word began to spread, and our audience became our megaphone. — Pinar Ogun
At that point I decided to let no one interrupt my journey. — Pinar Ogun
Presumptions of our circles can turn into taboos, and we need to fight them. — Pinar Ogun