Pictured: Wittig Mengüç in photography study for  Wake , Spring 2016. Wake was written and performed for   ROT: The Afterlife of Trees ,  The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR, 2016. Credit: Yiğit Mengüç.

Pictured: Wittig Mengüç in photography study for Wake, Spring 2016. Wake was written and performed for ROT: The Afterlife of Trees, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR, 2016. Credit: Yiğit Mengüç.

Kaitlyn Wittig Mengüç (MEN gooch) is a performance artist and puppeteer working at the intersection of the arts, health, and cultural equity. Wittig Mengüç employs her background in theater, puppeteering, and arts advocacy to explore the ideologies which shape, connect, and divide communities. She teaches, writes, and speaks on topics including cultural (in)equity and arts and (dis)ability.

In an attempt to limit waste and the commodification of artwork, Wittig Mengüç's masks and puppets are largely constructed from recycled and reused materials.