Walter Andrews is one of the most influential scholars and writers in the field of Ottoman and Turkish literature.  In addition to his several articles and groundbreaking books, he has made two videotapes on Karagoz and Hacivat, a shadow play whose characters and texts originated in the Ottoman-era folk tradition.  Recently, he has been working on dramatizing Galip’s Beauty and Love.   He will serve not only as the dramaturge, but also as the content advisor of the project.