Born in 1963. Graduated from Ankara University Theatre Department. Worked on Theatre for Children since 1984. One of the founders of Pembe Kurbaga Show Activities.

Member of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette) Turkiye National Center and
ASSITEJ (International Association of Theatre for Children and Youth People ) Turkiye Center.

He works for Theatre Pembe Kurbağa as playwright, director and player.

Ali Nihat YAVŞAN , has worked both director and performer in the plays of

Candypink the frog,
Good Friend Tallear,
Hunter and Butterfly,
Magician the Clown,
Tiny Bird,
Little Cock,
Gardener Rabbit,
Flying Umbrella,
Dreams of Candy Kids,
Smart Teetotum,
Little Mermaid,
Snowman and Snow Flakes,
Clowns at Picnic,
Bratty Flower,
As much as the Ant can,
Little Shepherd,
Princess who never Eats,
Sun, Moon and Cock,
Kite with Clipped Tail,
Adventures of Pompom Tail,
Clowns in Flower Island,
Dear Earth and Daisy,
King of the Wood,
Conceited Peacock

He is also writer of some of these plays.

He has added the shadow plays that is one of the most beutiful samples of Turkish Traditional Theatre to repertoire of Theatre Pembe Kurbaga and performed ,

Karagöz Winter Preparation,
Karagöz Trip in Time,
Ah Karagöz, Vah Karagöz,
Karagöz Dream Trotter

adapting to actual time.

Puppet 1001 Faces he directed using tecniques of puppetry and shadow theatre has gained acclaim.

He has made TV programmes time to time since 1984 .

Trampet - Drum,
Merhaba Çocuklar - Hello to Children,
Sihirli Oda - Magic Room,
Oyun Bahçesi - Garden of Game,
Uçtu Uçtu - Flew Flew,
Cumartesi Neşesi _ Saturday Joy,
Esinti - Breeze,
Yarışalım- Eğlenelim _ Let's Race and Amuse,
Tavanarası - Attic,
Oyunevi - Playhouse,
Cumartesi Sabahı _ Saturday Morning,
Oyun Oyun İçinde _ Game in Game

are some of them.

Ali Nihat who is a brand of the first educated clown in Turkey has brought together the Clown Show and Clown - Magic Show with the children.

He has been presenting his experiences on symposiums and seminars. Some of his papers about children theatre was been published .

He has taught in Institute of Oluşum Drama.

He directed plays at the school theatres too and has won some awards in this field.

Ali Nihat in Wikipedia

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