Nurkan Erpulat is a resident director at the Gorki. He studied acting in Izmir, then directing at the Ernst Busch Academy in Berlin. Created at several different German theaters, his productions and projects – some involving youth – have been invited to festivals and guest appearances around the world. Together with Jens Hillje he developed the play Mad Bloodat Berlin’s Ballhaus Naunynstraße. The piece was then invited to the Theatertreffen in 2011 – one of the highest honors in the German theater world.