Günfer Çölgeçen is an actress, director and theatre educator who has lived in Germany since she was five years old. The stations of her acting career include municipal and state theatres as well as various “off” stages. In 2007, she was listed third in the category “best female performer in NRW” as part of a critics’ survey by the theatre magazine theater pur. Between 1992 and 2018, she realised 25 productions of her own in addition to readings and commissioned productions. Since 1994, she has additionally worked in theatre education. She has served as intercultural agent at Oper Dortmund since the 2018/2019 season as well as artistic project manager at Bürgeroper Dortmund since 2018.