Meeting with Mine Nilay Yalcin & Kelly Joyce Fielder – Faces of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019

Part 12 of our Interview Series with Delegates at the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019

Mine Nilay Yacin is a Norwegian/Turkish Freelance Stage Artist who trained as an Actor Nordic Black Express in Oslo, graduating in 2007. Since then she has worked as a freelancer in the Performing Arts working in diverse roles as an Actor, Producer, and Critic, but mostly as a Theatre Director. She has taught for organisations such as Kompani kWh, Nordic Black Youth Group, Transformer, Nadderudrevyen, and Opprop Theatre.

Kelly Joyce Fielder is currently pursuing her MFA in Theatre for Youth at Arizona State University. She is a multifaceted theatre maker whose current interests lie in international theatre, ensemble-building with young artists, and Theatre for the Very Young. Kelly has had the honour of completing teaching residencies with the FLY Children’s Creativity Studio, the Mesa Arts Centre, and the University of Michigan. In 2016, Kelly was selected as a Rye Fellow with the International Performance Arts for Youth Showcase in Montréal, Canada. She is a proud founding member of Spinning Dot Theatre.

Hana Holloway is an experienced young American educator and theatre artist. Her passion for writing, puppetry, and devising theatre has led her to diverse opportunities in the Performing Arts. She was invited to be a Porter Fellow for the 2019 Theatre for Young Audiences USA conference and was accepted into the apprentice company for the 2017 Williamstown Theatre Festival. She is now a Programme Director for ​‘Lights, Camera, Learn!​‘, a nonprofit that educates and empowers children through the art of filmmaking which has recently brought her to Tunisia, Jordan, Palestine, and Dubai. Hana sees theatre as a transformative art form that has the power to impact change in the world. ///// Andreas Fredriksen is a Photographer and Cinematographer based in Kristiansand. He holds a bachelor degree in Literature, Film, and Theatre from the University of Agder and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Drama and Theatre.