Ege Maltepe, narrator
Her work as a theatre artist includes “TEA for 3, A Trilogy on the multicultural face of New York” written and directed by Ege Maltepe (January 2012, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center-Queens), “Variations After Joe” (September 2009, Cave Arts Space-Brooklyn), an ensemble project written through improvisation, combined with J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, 2009. “Drama in Beethoven” (Caffe Vivaldi, West Village) with pianist Emir Gamsizoglu, a project that combines storytelling with L. Van Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, 2010. ”Genius (by Chopin)” a concert drama on the timeless genius of the celebrated composer, “TITS” a lecture comedy on the importance of female breasts in our social lives, written by Maltepe herself, 2012.
Ege Maltepe’s acting credits include Hermia in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by W. Shakespeare, and Marta (lead) in “Misunderstanding” by Albert Camus with Bilkent Theatre, Leslie (lead) in “The Letter” by Somerset Maugham and Arsinoe in “The Hip Hop Misantrophe” with Hudson Guild Theatre Company. Ege Maltepe is directing for the third time VDay 4thU’s production of “The Vagina Monologues” in New York City’s Upper West Side.
Since 2009 she’s working on spreading Spolin Improvisation as an acting technique in Turkey, under the roof of SPOLIN-IST, an organization she founded with her classical musician husband Emir Gamsizoglu. Apart from the workshops she’s organizing periodically, she’s working on gathering an ensemble that will create projects using Viola Spolin’s technique.
Ege is a graduate of The New Actors Workshops/Antioch McGregor‘s Master of Arts program where she worked with legendary directors and teachers like Mike Nichols and George Morrison. She came to New York on a Fulbright Scholarship after finishing her Bachelor of Arts in Bilkent University’s Acting Department.
(Picture taken at Beethovenhaus, Bonn in 2008)