Ege Maltepe directing her play Women of New York (2016) in New York, staged as a fundraiser for organizations fighting against violence against women & girls.
|Alma mater||Bilkent University;|
The New Actors Workshop Antioch University
|Occupation||Actress and Playwright|
Ege Maltepe was born in Istanbul, where she attended Pendik Merkez Preliminary School. Her father, Emin Maltepe, was a theater actor. She started her secondary school education at Burak Bora Anadolu High School in 1994 and completed it in 2001. At the age of 14, she became the youngest actor who was accepted to Ferhan Şensoy Ortaoyuncular's Nöbetçi Theater. She started her education in history at Boğaziçi University and interrupted in 2002, when she began her Bachelor of Arts degree at Bilkent University's Music and Performing Arts Department's Acting Program, in Ankara. After her graduation as the first ranked student in the department, she went to New York City, United States on a Fulbright, Scholarship and had her Master of Arts degree in The New Actors Workshop affiliated with Antioch University, from which she graduated in 2009.
In 2010 she worked as an assistant teacher in The New Actors Workshop and was the stage manager of the director Carol Bleakley Sills for the play The Tao of Chuang Chou, performed in The New Actors Workshop. Maltepe founded Spolin-Ist in 2009 to bring Viola Spolin's acting technique to her home country Turkey. She often travels to Turkey to lead improvisation workshops.