PINAR CIFTCI (1991) is a Norwegian-Turkish-Kurdish actress and journalist.

Ciftci graduated with a BA in Theatre Production and Acting in 2016 from Nord Universitet in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. In the summer of 2015 she studied the Meisner acting technique at the William Esper Studio in New York. 

After her graduation she worked as the assistant of the award-winning director Lisa Lie (NO) at Schauspielhaus Wien in the theatre production «Kaspar Hauser oder die Ausgestoßenen könnten jeden Augenblick angreifen!».

In 2017 she made her artistic debut with the performance-installation «Vrede» in co-operation with costume designer Solveig Holthe Bygdnes (NO), in Oslo. The same year she also had her writing debut in the leading Norwegian theatre journal NORSK SHAKESPEARE TIDSSKRIFT.

Ciftci has worked with the award-winning film directors Martin de Thurah (DK) and Thomas Østbye (NO) and has experience in short films with screenings and nominations in Kortfilmfestivalen in Grimstad and the 15e Festival international Signes de Nuit in Paris with the short film «First Do No Harm» (2017).

She is the voice for several audiobooks for the biggest publisher in Norway, Cappelen Damm, amongst them «The Last Girl» by Nadia Murad, who is the Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2018. 

In fall 2019 she did an international interview series «Europas kvinner» (Women of Europe) for NY TID, supported by the Norwegian Freedom of Expression Foundation (Fritt Ord), where she traveled to the European Parliament in Brussels. 

Since fall 2020 she is writing the documentary theatre play «Marerittet» which is supported by Dramatikkens hus.


Her artistic and journalistic works are critical and tend to center around diversity, gender and social class.


 Pinar Ciftci © 2021