Selin Kavak was born in 1986 in Ankara and grew up in Istanbul. In 2008 she graduated with a

degree in Theater Studies and Dramaturgy from the University of Istanbul, for which she spent one

semester as an exchange student at the Free University of Berlin. After some experience as an assistant

director and actress at Istanbul theaters, she came to Germany in late 2008 to study drama. She completed

her acting studies at the Alanus University for Art  and Social Sciences in Bonn (as a fellow of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation) in 2013, during which time she appeared several times at the Theater Bonn. Since her

graduation she lives and plays in Berlin. So far, she has appeared at the Maxim Gorki Theater,

Deutsches Theater Berlin, at Heimathafen Neukölln, at the Theater Strahl and at the Berlin Compagnie.

She is a regular guest at the Boat People Projekt Göttingen and Fringe Ensemble Bonn and participates

in TV and film productions.  

 

F i l m   and TV

2020   Heimleiterin (HR) in ZÄHLE DIE WEGE MEINER FLUCHT, R: Dušan Solomun, KINO

2019   Küchenmitarbeiterin in MATZE, KEBAB UND SAUERKRAUT, R: Christoph Schnee, ZDF

2019   Täterin in AKTENZEICHEN XY ... ungelöst, R: Marc Hertel, ZDF

2018   Hura (HC) in IN THE SHADOWS, R: Erdem Tepegöz, KINO

2017   Alima Al Sayed in TATORT DRESDEN-Auge um Auge, R: Franziska Meletzky, ARD / MDR

2016   Nesrin in DAS INSTITUT, R: Lutz Heineking jr., ARD

2016   Prinzessin in TRAUM EINES MALERS, R: J. Regensburger/M. Schuler, HFF Babelsberg

2015   Güzin in FRAU NEBILES WURMLOCH, R: Pinar Yorgancioglu, ADK Ludwigsburg

 

T h e a t r e

2020   Boat People Projekt Göttingen: Chiludi (Solo) in HÄ?!, Regie: Sonja Elena Schroeder

2019   Boat People Projekt Göttingen: Müjgan (HR) in SCHWESTERNERZ, R: Sonja E. Schroeder

2018   Maxim Gorki Theater: Süleymankurt (HR) in SÜLEYMANKURT, R: Serkan Öz

2018   HochX Theater München: Hala (EHR) in PLEASE, REPEAT AFTER ME, R: Ziad Adwan

2018   Fringe Ensemble Bonn: diverse Rollen in BASECAMP III Istanbul, R: Frank Heuel

2018   Fringe Ensemble Bonn: diverse Rollen in BASECAMP II Bonn, R: Frank Heuel

2018   Fringe Ensemble Bonn: diverse Rollen in BASECAMP I Istanbul, R: Frank Heuel

2018   Fringe Ensemble Bonn: Deniz (HR) in ZEIT FÜR BERLIN, R: Frank Heuel

2017   Theater 28 Berlin: Hermia (HR) in SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM, R: R. Kemnitzer

2016  Heimathafen Neukölln: Elif  (HR) in DIE NSU-MONOLOGE, R: Michael Ruf

2016   Deutsches Theater Berlin: Selin in WECHSELSTUBE, R: Ruth Feindel, Frank Oberhäußer

2016  GAF Berlin: Ebru (HR) in KEIN AUSWEG, R: Serkan Öz

2015   Theater Strahl Berlin: Hermia (HR) in SOMMER NACHT TRAUM, R: Michael Meyer

2014   Theater Strahl Berlin: Selin (EHR) in AM ENDE IST MAN IMMER NUR WER ANDERES,R: Hannah Biedermann

2014   Staatstheater Ankara / Theater 28: Mary (EHR) in DOPPELT LEBEN, R: Ali Hürol

2013   Berliner Compagnie: Mariam (EHR) in ANDERS ALS DU GLAUBST, R: Elke Schuster

2013   Theater Bonn: Selin in ASCHGRAU SCHILLERND, R: Dominik Schiefner

2012  Theater Bonn: Anna in WUT MACHT LIEBE, R: Dominik Schiefner

2011   Theater Bonn: Beamtin in DER ENTFESSELTE FIDELIO, R: Klaus Weise

 

A w a r d s

2017   16. !f Istanbul SHORTS FROM TURKEY Publikumpreis mit „Frau Nebiles Wurmloch“

2016   nominiert für IKARUS-Preis mit “Sommer Nacht Traum„

2015   WILDWECHSEL-Preis mit „Am Ende ist man immer nur wer anderes“

2012   nominiert für DAAD-Preis für hervorragende Leistungen ausländischer Studierender an den deutschen Hochschulen