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Aysan Celik

Acting Faculty

Aysan Celik
  • 9500 Gilman Dr
    Mail Code: 0344
    La Jolla , California 92093


Professor Aysan Celik (she/hers) has worked as an actor and theater-maker for over 20 years. She has originated roles in world premieres of plays, created cutting-edge experimental performances with her collaborators, and inhabited a variety of parts Off Broadway in New York, at U.S. regional theaters, and on international tours. Professor Aysan's research interest, an exploration of the relationship between comedy and social justice, guides much of her recent and upcoming work as a creator and actor. 

Professor Celik is an alumna of UCLA and the ART Institute at Harvard and is a member of acclaimed New York theater companies Theater Mitu and The Civilians. Before joining the UC San Diego community, Aysan was a professor at New York University Abu Dhabi for 10 years, where she had the privilege of working with students from over 116 countries. Originally from California, she is the daughter of Middle Eastern immigrants. 


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