Duygu E. Monson


Duygu Erdogan Monson is the newest member of Shoreline’s growing Theater and Film Department.  In her native Turkey, she has over twenty-years working as a professional actor in theatre, television, and film.  She also founded an award-winning feminist theatre company in Istanbul and was a lecturer at Beykent University, Istanbul.  


Despite a language barrier, Duygu auditioned and landed several roles in New York City, before moving to Seattle, where she continued to work as an actor, and entered the PhD program at the University of Washington, School of Drama.  She is presently completing a dissertation that looks at the Ottoman relationship with Europe and how the Turk image was created on European stage, ballet, and opera.  She also is participating in the collaboration between the City of Shoreline and Shoreline Community College to establish a professional film studio here.