Mürtüz Yolcu, born in Iğdır, Turkey in 1961, is an actor, curator and screenwriter and has lived in Berlin since 1978. From 1995 to 2010 he organised the international DiyalogTheaterFest Berlin festival. He worked together with numerous artists from Turkey in the context of this festival. Yolcu is among the first artists from Turkey who immigrated to Berlin and was involved in dual-language productions as an actor and dramaturg. From 1979 to 1984 he was part of the Turkish-language ensemble Berliner Darsteller. Afterwards he performed at the Tiyatrom Theater Berlin, at the Turkish-language Berliner Familientheater, the Ballhaus Naunynstraße and the Münchner Kammerspiele, among other venues. In 2009 he took over the project coordination of the Beyond Belonging ALMANCI! festival in Istanbul. On top of that, he also performed at the Berliner Ensemble.