Gulce Oral Aug 10, 2021 Gulce Oral Gülce is a theatre artist/performer from Istanbul,Turkey, with a BA in Performing Arts from Istanbul Bilgi University. Started her acting career in 2009 during a very vibrant time of Istanbul theatre scene, Gulce took part in award-winning plays, multi disciplinary performances, worked in TV series and short films. Her passion in using movement and image based creation as the basis of storytelling inspired the continuation of her artistic research and studies in this field. This passion led Gulce to obtaining her MFA in Theatre: Performance/Creation (Toronto York University | 2019). In Canada Gulce worked with MTSpace as a performer/creator in the play Amal, collaborated as a deviser with Erika Batdorf in Simurgh Project and with Rimah Jabbr in Broken Shapes. She is the co-founder of Under The Umbrella Collective where she creates her original stage work. Under The Umbrella Collective’s recent work Thousand Beginnings and What is Water? had showings in Toronto Fringe and YesFest. As an educator, Gulce is passionate about creating embodied, loving and in-depth learning environments for all ages. She is a founder member of Saye Collective, an international arts community that focuses on creating deep connections between individuals through artistic expression and co-creation. Saye holds artist residencies, curates creative encounters for groups of individuals and facilitates creative process workshops for diverse groups in age and experience.