BUFFER FRINGE 2021 CREATIVE TEAM

Cemil Bayhanli

Cemil is a sound engineer and a musician with experience in live and studio sound engineering and live performances mainly playing electric guitar. He is also the founder of JMYL Sound Engineering company where he actively sets up portable audio systems for events and festivals. He has co-organised festivals (Electric Cicadas) for three consecutive years …

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Diomedes Koufteros

Diomedes Koufteros is a theatre actor and director. He has taught at Bowdoin College (Maine, USA) as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater (Theater for Social Change) and University of Nicosia (Cyprus) as part-time faculty (Gender, Culture, Politics of the Body); has worked as an expert in Arts and Culture for the European Commission’s Creative …

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Zoe Kakota

Zoe was born and raised in Nicosia. She has studied Fashion Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. She has worked as a financial officer, project manager in various European projects, light technician (Sound-Lights-Multimedia) in theatre productions and production manager in performances and the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. Zoe is also …

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Nihal Soğancı

Nihal Soğancı is part of the Home for Cooperation team and is currently continuing her PhD in Social Anthropology at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens. Her ethnographic research mainly questions how displaced people of North Cyprus collage and montage a home in the post 2003 period as well as on …

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Maria Varnakkidou

Maria Varnakkidou studied Modern Drama at Brunel University and then completed her Master’s Degree in Theatre Directing at Royal Holloway University in the UK. She has directed the devised theatre performances “ROUTES” (2019), “RAM” (2018) and the performance “IN-decent” (2017). In 2015 she co-directed the devised theatre performance “The Gaze”. In 2012 she curated and …

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Ellada Evangelou

Ellada was born and raised in Cyprus. She has studied in Cyprus and the United States (BA in English, MFA in Dramaturgy, PhD in Theatre Studies / Cultural Studies). She has worked as a dramaturge, theatre director, workshop facilitator and independent consultant, in collaboration with theatre companies, NGOs and international organisations. She is interested in …

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