Artstillery presents Dirty Turk aka Dirty Immigrant
Artstillery presents the world premiere of Dirty Turk, an original theatrical production a year in the making. Dirty Turk is a live, immersive performance piece featuring video installations, original music, and large-scale puppetry.
This emotionally charged production examines the assimilation struggles of first generation children of immigrant, migrant and refugee populations in the United States. Artstillery’s cast and crew developed the media, script and movement for this work as a group. The team consists of Iranian, Korean, Russian, Turkish, Mexican, Syrian, and Bulgarian Americans.
Enter the mind of Ozlem as she processes cultural assimilation, racial terror, and never feeling like she was enough in Turkish or American societies. Witness her memories unfold, sometimes simultaneously, as you meet the different generations of her family.
Testimonies from Dallas immigrants, migrants, and refugees are incorporated into the script.