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Derin Arduman is a 22-year-old student from Istanbul, Turkey. She is a student of Theater and Psychology at Carleton College. She's studied physical theater with artists such as Spymonkey's Aitor Basauri and Complicité's Mick Barnfather in London. She's also studied acting with Eric Morris in Los Angeles. Other Carleton productions she's been involved in include The Laramie Project, Good Kids, The Bald Soprano, Baal, and the Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.
Ethan is thrilled to be directing Istanboom at Minnesota Fringe. He most recently assistant directed The Moving Company's Speechless this past fall. Based out of Chicago, he worked on TimeLine Theatre's production of The Price and co-produced American Theater Company's youth ensemble docudrama, Goldstar, Ohio. Ethan fell in love with the production side of theater during his time at Carleton College where he directed 4 plays, the most recent one being My Kind of Town by John Conroy.
Scott DanielSound Designer
Scott Daniel is a violinist, composer, and sound designer based in Chicago. He has most recently appeared in the pit orchestras of Poster Boy (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and the Pulitzer-nominated 24-Decade History of Popular Music (St. Anne's Warehouse). Recent design credits include The Maids, Exit the King, Stop Kiss, and a devised piece based on the poetry of Sappho, all at Williams College. Scott currently performs with the progressive-jazz group Jazz Robots and studies at DePaul University in the graduate violin studio of Janet Sung.
Balanced between the US and Turkey, two places that are currently full of collective surges of anger, political violence, and flaring cultural controversy about the roles and rules of womanhood, Istanboom follows one young woman’s experiences as she navigates life between time in Minnesota and trips home to Istanbul. Devised by Derin Arduman and Ethan Ramsay, Istanboom is a one-woman show about different types of explosions, which employs physical theater and storytelling to explore themes of womanhood, political resistance, and survival.