Didem is a playwright, theatre-maker and speaker, who has had work produced through NIDA, The Griffin Theatre Company, Theatre 503, La mama theatre and 45 downstairs. Her plays have been developed in Melbourne and Sydney through Playwriting Australia, The RE Ross trust, and the Melbourne city council.
In 2014/2015, she travelled to the UK and US to gain extensive knowledge about Dramaturgy and new writing development; specifically in Edinburgh, London, Chicago and New York. this journey culminated in the readings of three of her plays 'vile, in bloom and lovers and other strangers' through chicago dramatists, New york playwrights workshop and the Lark play development centre. This journey was proudly funded through the Australian arts council and the Ian Potter cultural trust.
Didem is also a short fiction writer, and spoken word artist, having had work published in Voiceworks, Catalyst, Express media, Yen, meanjin and womankind. Didem was a 2015 emerging cultural leader at FCAC, and has since been engaging in arts advocacy as well as creating.
Didem has a Diploma in Theatre Arts from Victoria University, awarded through RPL, a Bachelor of Creative Writing from RMIT with first class honours, a Postgraduate diploma in playwriting from NIDA and a Masters in dramaturgy from the VCA.
Read Didem's State of Play, NEW WRITING. NEW CONSCIOUSNESS.
NEW CULTURE. here
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