ABOUT

Memet Ali Alabora is a professional actor, working for theatre, television and films. He has performed in many productions since 1990s.

 

He was one of the founders of garajistanbul, a contemporary performing arts institution in Istanbul. He is one of the founders of Actors' Union of Turkey and was the president from 2011 to 2014.

 

Between 1995 and 1997, he worked as a reporter for the TV program ‘A Takımı’ (The A Team), broadcasted on ATV. He made his debut as a professional actor on stage in ‘Acaba Hangisi?’ performed at Theatre Istanbul and on TV, in the long-running show ‘Kara Melek’ (Black Angel). In 1999, his first feature film experience was the lead role in Kayıkçı (Boatman), a Turkish-Greek joint production. Short after he was graduated from the Theater Department of Istanbul University State Conservatory, he played the lead role in Yılan Hikâyesi (Endless Story) for 3 seasons between 1999 and 2002.

 

He has performed in blockbusters as well as art house movies. He toured to 5 different countries with contemporary plays ‘Histanbul’ and ‘Reporter’, which he produced with garajistanbul.

 

Alabora also has great interest in classical music. Together with various musicians, he has produced several classical music shows for stage as well as producing and presenting special events for children, as an introduction to classical music.

 

 

Training

 

1988-1995 | Bosporus High School

 

1995-1999 | Istanbul University State Conservatory Drama Department

BA (Hons) Performing Arts

 

2001-2004 | Yıldız Technical University Art and Design Faculty

Post-graduate

             

Films

 

1999 | Kayıkçı Boatman | Kayıkçı

Sinevizyon, Marathon Films, Hyperion SA

Dir. Biket İlhan

 

2001 | The Road to Eldorado | Tulio (Voice)

Dreamworks, İmaj Studios

Dir. Ayhan Kahya (Voiceover directing)

 

2003 | Sır Çoçukları Children of Secret | Reşo

Atadeniz, Tivoli Filmproductions

Dir. Aydın Sayman & Ümit C. Güven

 

2004 | Hababam Sınıfı Merhaba The Class of Chaos Welcome | Matkap Emre

Arzu Film, Fida Film

Dir. Kartal Tibet

 

2005 | Hababam Sınıfı Askerde The Class of Chaos In The Army | Matkap Emre

Arzu Film, Fida Film

Dir. Ferdi Eğilmez

 

2005 | Ayın Karanlık Yüzü Dark Side of the Moon | Yusuf

Sinevizyon

Dir. Biket İlhan

 

2005 | Maskeli Beşler The Masked Gang | Artist Murat

Arzu Film, Fida Film

Dir. Murat Aslan

 

2006 | Hababam Sınıfı 3,5 The Class of Chaos 3,5 | Matkap Emre

Arzu Film, Fida Film

Dir. Ferdi Eğilmez

 

2006 | Eve Dönüş Homecoming | Mustafa

Limon Yapım

Dir. Ömer Uğur

 

2008 | Gölge Shadow | Şerif

Lup Film

Dir. Mehmet Güreli

 

2009 | Yedi Kocalı Hürmüz Hürmüz With Seven Husbands | Hüsrev

5. Boyut

Dir. Ezel Akay

2016 |  Trendy | Tamer

Dir. Louis Lagayette

 

Stage

 

1998-2000 | Acaba Hangisi Lilly & Lilly | Vladi

Tiyatro İstanbul

Dir. Gencay Gürün

 

2003-2004 | The Taming of the Shrew | Petruchio

Istanbul Municipality Theatre

Dir. Kemal Kocatürk

 

2008 | Hüsn-ü Aşk [Ballet] | Narrator

Istanbul State Opera and Ballet

Dir. Beyhan Murphy

 

2008-2010 | Histanbul | Ali Bora

garajistanbul

Dir. Mustafa Avkıran & Övül Avkıran

 

2009-2010 | Muhabir Reporter | Self

garajistanbul

Dir. Mustafa Avkıran & Övül Avkıran

 

2012-2013 | Mi Minor | President

EEMPCM

Dir. Memet Ali Alabora

 

2014 | Gegen Die Wand [Opera] | Şeref 

Theater Freiburg

Dir. Michael Strum

 

Television

 

1997-1999 | Kara Melek  Black Angel | Hakan

Eylül TV | STAR

Dir. Türkan Derya

 

1999-2002 | Yılan Hikayesi Endless Story | Memoli

Yağmur Ajans | KANAL D

Dir. Nihat Durak

 

2002-2003 | Canım Kocacım My Dear Husband | Can

Pelit Ajans | TRT-1

Dir. Erden Kıral, Hakan Gürtop

 

2004 | Hayalet Ghost | Sonat

Avşar Yapım | KANAL D

Dir. Cemal Şan

 

2006-2007 | Karınca Yuvası Ant Farm | Kerem

Yağmur Ajans | KANAL D

Dir. Raşit Çelikezer

 

2011-2013 | Heberler | Anchorman

EDGE Production | TURKMAX

Dir. Levent Kazak, Alper Özyurtlu

2017-2017 | Un Bore Mercher / Keeping Faith | Luca Samaras

VOX Pictures | S4C / BBC One Wales

Dir. Pip Broughton

 

Miscellaneous

 

1995-1997 | Reporter | ATV A Team News Programme

 

2001-2003 | Classical Music Programme Producer | Radyo Kozmos

 

2002-2007 | Stage Lessons Instructor | Müjdat Gezen Arts Center

 

2002-2007 | Editorial member, Writer | Andante Magazine

 

2006 | Acting Design | Dodurmam Gaymakk (Movie)

 

2007-2010 | Founding Board Member, Communications Director | garajistanbul

 

2008| Çevre Bey (Voice & Modeling & Motion-Captue) | Çevre Bey (Cartoon)

 

2008| Concept & Narrator | “Goldberg Variations Journey” at CRR Concert Hall

 

2009-2013 | Concept & Narrator | Çocuklar İçin Notada Yazmayanlar at İşSanat

 

2010 | Concept & Narrator | “Chopin's 200th Birthday” at CRR Concert Hall

 

2010-2013 | Writer & Editor | Heberler (TV Show)

 

2011 | Narrator | Peter & The Wolf w/ Borusan Philarmonic Orchestra

 

2011 | Acting Design | Entelköy Efeköy'e Karşı (Movie)

 

2011-2014 | Founding President | Actors' Union of Turkey

 

2013 | Narrator | Carnival of Animals w/ Borusan Quartet

Memet Ali Alabora

Actor