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The Eu Killed My Dad

Aaron Kilercioglu

Winner of the 2023 Woven Voices Prize

Who do you blame? The woman, the gun, or politics?

Berker travels from Britain to Turkey to meet his estranged father, but it's too late: his sister Elif informs him that their Baba has already died. A family reunion becomes an exhilarating whodunnit investigation as Berker discovers the truth about his roots, grieves for a man he will never truly know, and accidentally unravels a conspiracy that goes to the heart of global politics.

Featuring British spies, Turkish soldiers, and London's kebab shops, Aaron Kilercioglu's The EU Killed My Dad is the winner of the Woven Voices Prize 2023 and an inventive, fast-paced exploration of identity, belonging, and history spanning five decades. Aaron's previous award-winning work includes the sell-out hit For a Palestinian, which has been seen at Bristol Old Vic, the Camden People's Theatre, and Underbelly.

This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere at London's Jermyn Street Theatre in January 2024.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Methuen Drama
  • Publish Date: Mar 5th, 2024
  • Pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 7.79in - 5.08in - 1.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9781350463011
  • Categories: European - English, Irish, Scottish, WelshTheater - General

About the Author

Kilercioglu, Aaron: - Aaron Kilercioglu was raised in Vienna by Turkish-Canadian parents. He has recently written plays about diasporic identity formation, Middle Eastern politics, and how funghi might just be the key to saving our world. Aaron's previous work has won the Methuen Drama 'Other' Prize and the BOLD Playwrights Prize, as well as being shortlisted for the Theatre503 International Playwriting Prize. He has been a member of the Royal Court Young Agitators and the London Library Emerging Writers Programme. His short films have been screened at festivals across the world. He also translates between English, German, and Turkish. Aaron's play The EU Killed My Dad won the 2023 Woven Voices Prize. Aaron lives and works in South London.
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