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MELIS AKER

MELIS AKER (Playwright) is a writer, actor and musician from Turkey, and will be a NYTW 2050 Playwriting Fellow in the fall. Plays: Field, Awakening (2018 Sundance Theatre Lab final-round, 2018 Berkeley Rep Ground Floor final-round, Lark’s 2018 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship finalist) performed at the Signature Theatre’s New Plays Festival, Golden Thread Productions’ New Threads reading series, and the Corkscrew Festival at Paradise Factory; Manar (2017 Columbia@Roundabout finalist, 2016 Theatre503 Playwriting Award semi-finalist) was at Golden Thread Productions’ ReOrient Festival, LPAC’s Rough Draft Festival, and was featured by Silk Road Rising on New Play Exchange; 330 Pegasus: A Love Letter [Part I] (Lark’s 2018 Jerome New York Fellowship finalist) received a Noor Highlight series reading; Azul, Otra Vez [Blue, Revisited] was workshopped at NYTW and BRICLab. Acting (selected): “The Blacklist: Redemption” (NBC), “SENECA” (feature film) by Armando Riesco and Jason Chaet, Love in Afghanistan (Arena Stage & Roundabout), Daybreak (Pan Asian Rep), Opium (New Dramatists), House of Joy (Atlantic), Tear A Root From the Earth (Kennedy Center & New Ohio), We Live in Cairo (New World Stages). Melis recently gave a TEDx Talk in Ankara, and works as Ayad Akhtar’s assistant. Training/Rep: MFA Playwriting (Columbia), Acting (RADA), BA Drama & Philosophy (Tufts). Meg Pantera Agency (acting) | www.melisaker.com