Stage director, actor, and writer. He was born in Malatya in January 1st, 1947. He began stage acting as an amateur in Malatya Community Center. In 1963, he became professional actor in Ankara Meydan Stage when he was a high school student. He graduated from Gazi University Public Administration Department. In 1972, he attended to the exams externally and was accepted to State’s Theatre. He played in Ankara Halk Actors, TTU (Turkish Teacher Union) Theatre and Ankara Union Stages. In 1973, he established Stage 73 Group. He staged plays in Bursa State Theatre. In 1978, besides his actor title he also worked as director in Ankara State Theatre. In 1988, he went to USA as a guest. He made researches on theatre in USA and Germany. After his return to homeland, he worked as General Art Director in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality City Theatres between 1996-99 years. He was assigned as director to Istanbul State Theatre. In 2002, he played in the movie Yeşil Işık (Green Light) and in television series. He once said “Today’s theatre must shock viewer and excite the feeling of renewal” and Işık believes that it will become real by “political relation and harmonious union of aesthetical creation” in theatre.
He received Best Play Award of Ministry of Culture with Baby Sleep and Non-existed Woman, received Best Director Award from Ministry of Culture twice, Best Director Award from Script Writers Association, Mansion in TGNA Child Plays Contest, Critics Union award with “Ivan Ivanovich was Exist or Not?”, Jury Special Award in Macedonia Festival, Ulvi Uraz Praiseworthy Actor Award, Ismat Küntay Best Writer Award, International Lions 118- Turkey Administrative Environment Art Award, Bakırköy Ministry Play Adaptation Contest Merit Pay, Avni Dilligil Best Director Award, Türkish Writers Union Novel Adaptation Awad. Also, he received 2000 Hürriyet Kelebek Award, 2000 Rotarian communicator of the Year Award, Ankara TV Journalists Association Award, Magazine Journalists Association Award, Selçuk University Communication Award, Istanbul University Communication Award, Aydın Doğan Anatolian Vocational High School Communication Award.
THEATRE: Bebek Uykusu (play, 1995), Cumhuriyetin 75. Yılında Türk Tiyatrosu (common, 1999).
ESSAY: Araf Yazıları (2002), Geçip Gitti Kirpiklerimin Arasından (2004).
REFERENCE: Tiyatro Ansiklopedisi (1995), Ali Karaçalı - Zeynep Doymuş / Kenan Işık ile Tiyatro Üzerine (Bilim ve Aklın Aydınlığında Eğitim dergisi, issue: 37, March 2003), TDOE-TDE Ansiklopedisi (v. 5, 2004).