HIGHLIGHTS / OVERVIEW
THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION
MELIS AKER as Volkan Sadik’s Daughter
in S1E2 (“Kevin Jensen“)
When an American journalist and close family friend of Scottie is falsely arrested for espionage in a dangerous foreign country, the Halcyon team mounts a last-ditch effort to rescue him before time runs out.
AIRED: March 2, 10:00 PM EST on NBC (2017)
LOVE IN AFGHANISTAN
by Charles Randolph Wright
MELIS AKER as Roya
Meet Duke and Roya, two fantastically different people discovering love in the most unlikely of places: war-torn Afghanistan. One, an emerging hip-hop artist, the other, a high-level Afghan interpreter, both fight to navigate the pitfalls of romance amid the cultural land mines of religious differences and political unrest.
ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND READING SERIES (NY, 2013)
ARENA STAGE (Washington D.C., 2013)
I CAPTURE THE CASTLE
by Dodie Smith
MELIS AKER as Cassandra
Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Her journal records her life with her beautiful, bored sister, Rose, her fadingly glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her little brother Thomas and her eccentric novelist father who suffers from a financially crippling writer's block. However, all their lives are turned upside down when the American heirs to the castle arrive and Cassandra finds herself falling in love for the first time.
STONEHAM THEATRE (Boston, 2012)
by David Auburn
MELIS AKER as Catherine
The young but guarded Catherine grieves over the loss of her father, a famous mathematician who had become a legend at the local university for solving complicated proofs, and for suffering from dementia. Just as Catherine begins to give in to her fear that she, too, might suffer from her father’s condition, Catherine’s older sister Claire returns home to help “settle” family affairs and Hal, one of the father’s old students, starts to poke around the house, only to meddle with a buried family secret.