Zishan Ugurlu

Zishan Ugurlu
This is Not a Game Anymore

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Zishan Ugurlu is an actress and director-in-residence at La MaMa Theater where she has performed in numerous productions. She is the founding artistic director of “Actors without Borders-ITONY.” Recent productions include Fragments, Lists & Lacunae by Alexandra Chasin, featuring philosopher Judith Butler, Franca Rame Project by Dario Fo & Franca Rame, Dream American by Yu Ling Wu which was awarded best direction by The United Solo Festival. She graduated from Columbia University with an MFA and holds a Ph.D. She is an associate professor at The New School University. She received the 2020 International Gramsci Prize for Theater in Prison.

“The Green Room: a peaceful space for progressive minds” is as a weekly informal conversation moderated by Williams professors and students, “The Green Room” will offer an opportunity for Williams students and community members to critically engage with the arts industries in which they someday hope to work, and learn from important leaders in those industries. The goal of this program will be to offer advice and mentorship resources to socially-minded, artistically conscious Williams students, but also to serve as a platform through which students can participate in a dialogue with leaders in the arts.

We’re inviting a diverse group of leading performing artists to join us in conversation over the course of the academic year, and we would love for you to be among them. “The Green Room: a peaceful space for progressive minds” will consist of serially-produced one-hour “episodes” in which speakers will be introduced, be given the opportunity to make a statement on your vision and advice, and later have a chance to answer questions from students. These discussions will take place via Zoom (or another interactive platform). All are welcome!