There is always the opportunity to be more appealing in life. For example, when it’s your turn to utter a few words at a round table meeting, read out a report, or do that presentation which will get you a promotion, or the big client… A little acting can’t hurt in the pursuit of success, glory, and even love!

Like ReadAct itself, Çiler İlhan is a melange of creative and corporate life. With both political science & international relations and hotel management background, she has 25 years executive level experience in management, communications, journalism, and editorship. And as author of two books of which Exile, the recipient of European Prize for Literature 2011 was translated to over 20 languages including Dutch (Verbannen, De Geus), she also has contributed to over 15 prominent national and international anthologies with her stories and articles. Her new novel is coming out this year.

Ilhan came up with the idea of ReadAct from her experience speaking at art and literary festivals around the globe. She saw an exciting opportunity to combine her three passions: Literature, acting, and communications. By bringing acting to her readings, she brought characters to life, enriched the storytelling experience and more fully engaged her audience.

In ReadAct, a unique performance/workshop, participants will get to be the star of their own show! Learning and demonstrating the skills it takes to elevate a presentation to a new level. The main language is English however Ilhan will be reading from her books in 3 languages; English, Turkish, and Dutch. And so can you! Bring a text or choose one from our selection. Join us and ReadAct! See if you can do even better at work when you do better on stage.