Ugurlu, Zishan

Zishan Ugurlu

Zishan Ugurlu
PhD, Theatre, Ankara University
Associate Professor of Theater, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

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Areas of Expertise:
Acting and directing 
Zishan Ugurlu has worked in New York as a theater artist since 1995. She is a resident actor and director at the legendary theater La MaMa and a member of the Great Jones Repertory Company. Ms. Ugurlu played Helen of Troy in a production of The Trojan Women that toured Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Austria, and Greece. She played Carmen in Robert Woodruff’s Godard (distant and right), the Grand Prix winner at the Festival Des Jeunes of the Theatre des Amandiers Nanterre in Paris. Ms. Ugurlu has been featured in two films: The Letter, which was shown at the Cannes, Argentina, and Calcutta film festivals, and Dog Race, which was awarded the Martin Scorsese, Grand Marnier, and W. Johnson Awards at the New York Film Festival. She is the founding artistic director of Actors Without Borders—ITONY, whose mission is to introduce writers from around the world to American audiences. Ms. Ugurlu is a recipient of the prestigious Fox Foundation Actor Fellowship, given by Theater Communication Group.
Courses Taught:
  • Creating Solo Performances
  • Advanced Acting: Banned Plays
  • Intermediate Acting: Modern Plays
  • Ellis Island: Island of Hope, Island of Tears

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