Filiz Ozcan is a director of theatre and festivals. She has directed classical and contemporary plays working with both emerging and established writers. She comes from a strong facilitator background and has developed outreach projects working with the most vulnerable members of the community.
For Komola Collective, she has directed: Aleya Twist in Bangladesh, Women of Tagore, Shahrazad, Women of Shakespeare (cabaret style), Daughter of the Forest, Of Blood and Fire, and the Offie-nominated Birangona: Women of War.
Filiz’s previous productions include: Treasure Island, Lord of the Flies, Romeo and Juliet (site specific), You Are Always With Me, Bonbibi at Rich Mix London (as part of A Season of Bangla Drama), Animal Farm in Colchester, A Midsummer Night's Dream in Newcastle-under-Lyme, The Legends of King Arthur (for the Without Frontiers Festival) in Poland, Rusalka at BAC London, and The Cost of Living, which toured secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent.
Filiz is currently working for Birmingham Repertory Theatre. She recently directed a series of films for Birmingham Rep's creative learning team 'Made in Birmingham'. She has previously worked for Mercury Theatre, Pegasus Theatre, Jacksons Lane, New Vic Theatre, and Tara Theatre.