MELIS AKER– PLAYWRIGHT
MELIS AKER is a writer, actor, and musician from Turkey. Her plays have been commissioned by and developed at Atlantic Theatre, Ars Nova (Play Group member), NYTW (2050 fellow), O’Neill, New Group, Dramatists Guild (DGF fellow), Roundabout Space Jam, LaMaMa, The Lark, Noor, Golden Thread Productions, 24 Hour Plays, Magic Theatre in the U.S., as well as the Finborough and Park theatres in London. She has also worked on developing a screenplay with Revelations Entertainment, headed by Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman, and released her short play Scraps and Things on Playing On Air, starring Carol Kane. Melis is currently developing a musical play with Benjamin Scheuer and Jemima Williams based on their illustrated book Hundred Feet Tall, and a new play commission from Ars Nova. Her play Field, Awakening (Kilroy’s List) will receive its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre (COVID-19 pending). Training: Columbia (MFA), Tufts (BA), RADA (Acting).