KOSTA KORTIDISTurkish Playwright & Director / Actor
He was born in Istanbul in 1979. He is Greek originated Turkish playwright, director and actor. He studied at Zografyon Private High School, Dean College of London and Istanbul University State Conservatory Theater Department. He speaks Greek, Italian, and English languages. He acted as statistics expert at Turkish Football Federation and acted and directed for a long time at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality City Theatres. He also worked for private sector as voice over and voice director, dialect specialist as well as acting in TV series and movies.
His plays started to be played for the first time by the State Theaters in 2014. He became the most played Turkish playwright at the national level starting in 2018. He was named the most successful playwright of the year three times by different juries. Eight of his plays has been viewed on stage at national level during 2019-2020 season. His play “Roulette” has been translated into over fifteen languages. Many of his plays were included in academic studies by national and international universities as graduation play, undergraduate and graduate thesis and became a research subject. He was accepted into the repertoires of counties such as the Greek National Theater, the Tbilisi State Drama Academy, the National Theater of Serbia, the Polish National Theater and Russia.
As of 2020, he has ten plays that were accepted to the National Library with approval of the Turkish State Theaters Literary Board. Many of his books have been published, and of his works have been published in radio theater and audiobook format. He still organizes writing academy and conferences which are known by his name and lead studies on Mythology Club. In 2019 he founded his own theater, Teatro Rudius, together with Akin Kaplan. He took the “Bandirma Ferry” and “Mad Poet” plays to stage. In addition to universal writing and acting skills, he continues to exist in all areas of theater including being art director, directing, acting in his own theater.