Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Aysan Celik

Aysan has been a Civilian since 2002 when she performed in the premiere of Canard, Canard, Goose?. As a Civilian she has appeared in almost every version of Paris Commune (workshop productions at The Public, La Jolla Playhouse, Mazer Theater, readings at NYTW and The Public) and will be in the upcoming world premiere at ArtsEmerson and BAM’s Next Wave Festival. She also performed in This Beautiful City at The Studio Theater in DC, the cabaret series Let Me Ascertain You at Joe’s Pub, and the 10th anniversary concert performance of Canard, Canard, Goose?. Off Broadway highlights: The Black Eyed (New York Theater Workshop), Spinning the Times (1st Irish Festival/59E59), Pericles (Red Bull), Faust (Target Margin/Classic Stage), Turn of the Screw (Acting Company). Off Off Broadway favorites: Hater (Soho Think Tank/Ohio Theater), DR.C, Or How I Learned to Act in 8 Steps (Theater Mitu/3LD), Attempts on Her Life (Soho Rep), A Myth Cycle: Araihsak (Theater Mitu), Malvolio in an all-female Twelfth Night (Queen’s Company). Regional highlights: BOB (Humana Festival), Heather Raffo’s one-woman show 9 Parts of Desire (Actors Theater of Louisville), Antigone in Antigone (American Repertory Theater). Aysan made her feature film debut to critical acclaim opposite Danny Masterson in the award-winning indie comedy The Brooklyn Heist. She recently directed Matthew Francis (a contributor to Gone Missing) in a revival of his hit solo show The Gospel According to Matthew at The Marsh Theater in San Francisco.  Aysan is also a founding member of Theater Mitu and is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, and the ART Institute at Harvard.