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Cigdem Onat

Cigdem Onat, Acting (1979)
Internationally renowned actress and master teacher. Drama Desk nomination, Theatre World Award for role as Signora Fioria in Lincoln Center revival of “The Time of the Cuckoo.” Guest actress and director at major European theatres and numerous international festivals. Ongoing work acting and directing at the State Theatre of Turkey, Istanbul City Theatre and other professional companies. M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A. from Robert College, Istanbul; and a concentration in directing from the Conservatoire de le Centre de l’Est in France. She recently performed the title role of “Claudia Lazlo,” a new play by Arthur Laurents for which she received critical acclaim.