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Serdar Biliş was born in Istanbul where he studied theatre before coming to London to pursue directing. He now works internationally, especially in London and Istanbul. He holds an MA in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University. He was then invited to the National Theatre Directing Course. He was the winner of Channel 4 director's award. In the UK he has worked as associate director at the Arcola Theatre, London and the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. His focus has been on developing new plays and to this end he worked closely with the literary departments of these theatres. His productions include: Bright Phoenix by Jeff Young, Billy Wonderful by Nick Leather, Proper Clever by Frank Cotrell Boyce, May Queen by Stephen Sharkey at Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Knives in Hens by David Harrower, A Family Affair by Ostrovosky, Tartuffe by Moliere, Night Just Before the Forest by Koltes at the Arcola Theatre.  In Turkey Bilis has directed Tempest, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, The Seagull, War by Lars Noren. He is currently the artistic director for Purtelas theatre and part time lecturer at Kadir Has university where he teaches directing and acting.