Reading of "330 Pegasus" Written by Melis Aker ‘18

October 5, 2017

Headshot of Melis AkerOn Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30pm you can attend a free reading of current student Melis Aker's ‘18 play, 330 Pegasus. The reading is part of the Noor Theatre’s The Highlight Reading Series, a play reading series that sheds light on the talents of playwrights of Middle-Eastern descent. The reading is directed by current student Kim Kerfoot ‘18.


“Avery and his Iranian partner Parastoo struggle with the looming figure of their sperm donor Reza, who is somehow mysteriously connected to two pilots in flight. 330 Pegasus explores what it means to have cultural and genetic ownership over one's heritage, identity, and body in a world defined by subtle mythology, uncanny mishaps, love letters, silent landlords, and other such bad omens,” according to the Noor Theatre website.


For more info about the Series, click here (You can enjoy some refreshments after each reading, courtesy of Noor’s sponsor Lagunitas Brewing Company and Manousheh). All Highlight readings will take place in New York Theatre Workshop's 3rd Floor Rehearsal Studio: 


83 East 4th Street

New York, NY


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Melis is also assisting playwright Ayad Akhtar '02 in Lincoln Center Theatre's production of JUNK. (Oct. 5 - Jan. 2018), where alumna Itohan Aghayere '12 performs.


Melis Aker is a U.S. born Turkish actor, musician and writer. As a native, she was raised and for the most part educated in Ankara, Turkey. As a writer, Melis' play Manar was selected as a finalist for the Roundabout Theatre's 2017 Columbia@Roundabout reading series, a semi-finalist for the 2016 Theatre503 Playwriting Award in London, and was accepted to be part of LPAC's 2017 Rough Draft Festival, as well as Golden Thread Productions' 2017 ReOrient Festival in San Francisco. She has had the pleasure of working with Mona Mansour, as part of the Lark Play Development center's ME Writers Room, and at the Dorset Theatre Festival artist residency.