Aysan Celik is a theater-maker, performer, and actor. She is a founding member of Theater Mitu, and has collaborated with Rubén Polendo since 1996.
Off-Broadway highlights: The Black Eyed (New York Theater Workshop), Attempts On Her Life (SoHo Rep), Faust, Parts 1 and 2 (Target Margin/ Classic Stage Company), Pericles (Red Bull/ Culture Project), Turn of the Screw (The Acting Company/ Theater Row); Regional favorites: Bob: A Life in Five Acts (The Humana Festival), 9 Parts of Desire (Actors Theater of Louisville), The King Stag (The Barbican London), and the title role in Antigone (American Repertory Theater). Celik is also an Associate Artist of The Civilians — recent credits include: Paris Commune (BAM, The Public, Arts Emerson), Be the Death of Me (Irondale Center), and Let Me Ascertain You (Joe’s Pub). Screen credits include the award-winning films Mr. Lamb and The Brooklyn Heist.
Celik recently wrote an essay for The Soho Rep Book: Thirty-Five Years of New York City’s Big Small Theater. (On Stage Press, a division of Samuel French, Ltd.), and has an interview featured in the book, Actors on Acting (Faber & Faber Ltd.).
Celik currently splits her time between San Francisco, New York, and the UAE – where she is an Assistant Arts Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi.
Upcoming projects: The Making of a Great Moment, a new play by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, which he is writing for her and actor Danny Scheie; premiering at Boston’s Merrimack Repertory Theater in January 2017 and San Francisco’s Z Space in July 2017.
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