“There’s one world, a thousand doorways.” Kurdish saying
A Thousand Doorways: Journey among the Kurds of Turkey, is the true account of Diane’s decade long quest to document the vanishing folkloric tales of the Kurds of Turkey. The performance takes us on an exotic journey from Diane’s first humorous meetings with carpet dealers and chain-smoking octogenarians to her travels up sheer mountain passes to the remote Kurdish villages usually forbidden to outsiders.
“Diane Edgecomb’s performance of A Thousand Doorways is a tour de force in every way. The story of her adventures in the Kurdish region of Turkey is courageous and deeply evocative, by turns terrifying, hilarious, enchanting and poignant. Her delivery of this incredible story is impeccable, bringing to life every character she meets with vivid style. From her intrepid and entrepreneurial mountain guide, to the refugee boy who has lost his front teeth due to torture, to the feisty grandmother who spins magical ancient tales and then invites her to “skypee,” every person is unforgettable. A Thousand Doorways will leave you irrevocably and powerfully changed.” Genevieve Aichele, Artistic Director
New Hampshire Theatre Project
A Thousand Doorways, has been presented at the prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City, as part of the “That’s What She Said” – women’s voices series at Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA, as part of Gloucester Stage Company’s Never Dark series in the summer of 2016. And, in March of 2017, it was part of Pontine Theatre’s season of work in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A Thousand Doorways tours to theatres, colleges, universities and festivals throughout the US.
This August – 2017 it will be part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland.
A Fire in My Heart Kurdish Tales is a collection of Kurdish folktales that resulted from Diane’s travels and meetings with Kurdish storytellers and scholars.