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KENAN ARUN is a makeup artist for stage and FX makeup for over 10 years, and is a Resident Makeup Designer for Golden Thread Productions in San Francisco, CA.


Some of his credits include:

  • The Maids by Jean Genet (Stage on the Run, One-Act Festival, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011)

  • Angels in America by Tony Kushner (Stage on the Run, Ankara, Turkey, 2012)

  • The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Turkish-American Association, Ankara, Turkey, 2012)

  • Rendezvous by Rob Cantor (Music Video, Los Angeles, 2014)

  • The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe (The African-American Shakespeare Company, San Francisco, 2016)

  • The Most Dangerous Highway in the World by Kevin Artigue (Golden Thread Productions, San Francisco, 2016)

  • Seven Minutes to Closing by Kim Nunley (Short Movie, Oakland, 2016)

  • Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat by Yussef El Guindi (Golden Thread Productions, San Francisco, 2017)

  • Scenes From 71* Years by Hannah Khalil (Golden Thread Productions, San Francisco, 2019)

  • On the Periphery by Sedef Ecer (Golden Thread Productions, San Francisco, 2020)

  • Drowning in Cairo by Adam Ashraf Elsayigh (Golden Thread Productions, San Francisco, 2022)

  • ReOrient 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2023 Festivals (Golden Thread Productions, San Francisco)

Kenan also serves as Wig & Makeup Consultant at Drunk Drag Broadway.



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