Emel Aydoğdu


Emel Aydogdu, born in Gaziantep in 1990, is a director and author, studied scenic research, religious studies, art history, modern and contemporary art in Bochum and was a scholarship holder of the Hans Böckler Foundation. Educational stays have taken her to Tel Aviv/Jerusalem and Paris. From 2017-2019, she worked as an assistant director at Theater Oberhausen. Early on, Aydogdu was awarded the special prize of the Mercator Foundation at the Federal Chancellery in 2011 for her documentary film Meine Oma, Meine Wurzel, Meine Heimat. Her first works were created in 2011, initially at Schauspielhaus Bochum with her self-written play Verloren - Eine Collage zum Thema Amoklauf and in the 22/23 season she worked and directed for Junges Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, Theater Oberhausen, Theater Osnabrück and Junges Staatstheater Braunschweig. She was awarded the jury prize with Die Nacht kurz vor den Wäldern at Theater Oberhausen at the Monospektakel X 2020; in 2020 she received the NRW Young Talent Scholarship and another award from the Kunststiftung NRW for the documentary-conceptual idea ArbeitsVisionen. The text Wenn Wolken wachsen as part of the funding program Nah dran! - New plays for the children's theater of the Children's and Youth Theater Center in the Federal Republic of Germany.