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Hakan Savaş Mican

Hakan Savaş Mican was born in 1978 in Berlin and raised in Turkey. He moved back to Berlin in 1997, where he graduated with a degree in architecture in 2004. He then studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. During these studies he made feature films and documentaries for ARTE and RBB. Two television projects, 24h Berlin and 20xBrandenburg, in which he participated as a director, were awarded the Adolf Grimme Prize. Since 2008 he has also worked in theater and staged productions at Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin, Thalia Theater, Hamburg, Mainz State Theater, Volkstheater, Munich and Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin. He has written numerous plays, including Der Besuch (The Visit), Die Schwäne vom Schlachthof (The Swans from the Slaughterhouse), Schnee (Snow), Die Saison der Krabben (The Season of the Crab) and On My Way Home. The Maxim Gorki Theatre opened its 2020-2021 season with Mican’s staging of Berlin Oranienplatz, which he also wrote. Since 2020 he has been a member of the Artistic Advisory Board of the Gorki, which advises general director Shermin Langhoff on artistic direction. Mican lives in Berlin and plays forward in the Authors National Football Team.
 
Hakan Savaş Mican was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from January to the end of May 2013 and May 2016.