Güneş Kozal graduated from the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts in the Department of Theatre at Bilkent University in 2001. She completed her Master’s degree in 2013 in theInstitute of Social Sciences, Department of Theatre at Istanbul Halic University with a thesis titled “Social Gender in Historical Plays in Turkish Theatre”,within the “Advanced Acting” Master’s Programme. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2023 in the field of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy from the Institute of Social Sciences at Istanbul University, with her thesis titled “Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Concept of the Body and the Liberated Actor in Contemporary Theatre.”
Since her graduation from the acting department in 2001, she has been actively involved in various theatrical productions. She has performed in numerous plays in institutional Theatres such as Bakırköy Municipal Theatres and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus State Theatre, as well as in private theatres such as Galata Perform, Arka Bahçe Players, Versus Theatre, and Çekirdek Kadro (Core Team). In addition to acting, she has gained experience in directing.
She served as an instructor at various universities, including the Department of Theatre at Near East University from 2008 to 2011, the Department of Theatre at Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts from 2012 to 2016, and the Drama and Acting Department at Girne American University from 2017 to 2022. Between 2013 and 2016, she participated in seven modules of the “Michael Chekhov Europe Acting Workshop” hosted by the Department of Theatre, Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts and was responsible for the last three modules. In 2016, she successfully completed a 150-hour certificate programme on the “Theodoros Terzopoulos Acting Method” at Attis Theatre in Athens. In the same year, her article, “Reading Rene Girard’s Theory of Tragedy and the Concept of Violence from Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible'” was published in the journal of the Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy department.