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  • Name: Arti Ishak

    Recipient Year: 2023

    Name of Film: HALF

    Description: Arti Ishak (they/them) is an actor, director, writer, and filmmaker recently named a 3Arts Make A Wave Artist and Top Theatre Worker You Should Know by American Theatre Magazine. Acting credits include POTUS (Steppenwolf), The Best Decision You Ever Made (The Second City); KISS (Haven); Venus in Fur (Circle); Witch (Writers); Buried Child (Writers); Men on Boats (American Theater Company); Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno (The Second City). TV credits: Dark Matter (Apple TV), Southside (HBO), Chicago Med (NBC). Directing credits include short films Shukran Bas (Means of Productions), Ba La (HF Productions), Same Sects (Haven Chicago), Hatefuck (First Floor Theatre). They are an instructor at Black Box Acting and on staff with The Chicago Inclusion Project. Arti is a founding organizer with SWANASA Central, a collective of artists dedicated to amplifying and advocating for the South West Asian, North African & South Asian communities. Represented by Paonessa Talent.

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