Art and Culture

English School of Kyrenia Student production helps KAR

Reported by Kim Betts…….
Kyrenia Animal Rescue…….

On Wednesday 22nd June KAR received a donation, in the office, of 545.50TL from a Year 12 student at the English School of Kyrenia and she presented us with her story.

“On Friday 17 June 2016, Anar Kazimov and I (Ayla Say) performed our adaptation of Blink (Phil Porter). We had spent several months working on the play: acting in it, directing it, and designing the sound/lighting, costumes, and set. The week before and the week of the show, we sold tickets for the play and raised around 600TL, which we will donate to Kyrenia Animal Rescue.

English School of Kyrenia and Blink

English School of Kyrenia student production of Blink

Our idea for the play was to emphasise the relationship that the two main (and only) characters, Sophie and Jonah, have. Specifically, we wanted to show how their online relationship develops into a more stalker-victim relationship as the play continues. To do this, we carefully selected the scenes we wanted to include in our adaptation.

For example, we chose: the scene where Jonah realises where Sophie lives, the scene where Jonah admits to watching Sophie through the screen all day long, and Sophie’s death scene (it is implied that it is Jonah’s fault).

We spent a lot of time rehearsing, but it was really worth it. The performance of Friday went very well, thanks to Sonja’s help in the tech booth. She controlled the lighting, music, and sound effects that we had designed, and really helped all our ideas come to life. We really enjoyed performing and directing the piece, as well as raising money for KAR. We are especially thankful to our audience for attending, to Ms Akin for taking photographs of our performance, and to Mrs Inskip for always encouraging us and being such an amazing drama teacher.

By Ayla Say, Year 12 Student
English School of Kyrenia”