Childhood crushes:  Danny Kaye, Donald O'Connor.  

Wanted to be Carol Burnett.  


Coffee Black, Whiskey Neat, Straight-Shootin' Smart Ass.

A word nerd and a roll-up-your-sleeves hard-working old-fashioned kind of gal.

(Warning: super competitive air hockey player.)  


Before I took myself seriously as a comedian, I worked as a carpenter-painter. Being the fool that I am, I started picking up  whatever was around the shop and playing with it, for the benefit (to the detriment?) of my co-workers.  Hence, puppetry.  


Wee little me started out in this life as a classically-trained actor (ACT San Fransisco, The Guthrie).  Then serendipitous curiosity led me to Dell'Arte International (MFA '14) where I studied Clown, Commedia (Mask), and Lecoq-based movement and character creation. The result? My characters tend to be articulate, wise-cracking clowns. 









About  Moi

Ariel Lauryn: actor creator | Tel 773-577-1663 |



In NYC, Ariel has performed with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show  (Acorn Theater), Trusty Sidekick, The Talking Band, Columbia Stages, Physical Comedy Lab, LES Shakespeare, The Ume Group, and Lady Fest at The Tank. She creates original works, ranging from slapstick shorts (Dixon Place, Bindlestiff Variety Show) to a webseries (Illuminutty), to a physical comedy full length play, Whether We Like It or Not.  That show has performed at Flint and Tinder (The Tank, NYC), Mad River Festival (Dell'Arte, CA), the New Orleans Fringe Festival '14, and CalArts.  


Puppet-wise, she builds, performs, and teaches with The Puppet Kitchen, has created pieces and performed for Puppet Playlist (Sinkingship Productions, Triskelion Arts), attended a residency at the KO Festival, puppeteered for the short film The Neverbell, and hand-acted (a real thing) in web commercials with VaynerMedia. 


She is an MFA Graduate of Dell'Arte International, and has studied with American Conservatory Theater, The Guthrie, UCB, and various clown instructors, including Ronlin Foreman of Dell'Arte, Aitor Bassauri of Spy Monkeys, and Gabriel Levy and Zachary Fine of The Funny School of Good Acting.  

Sally Field plays Annie Hall imitating His Girl Friday  

      A too smart for her own good, adventuring one-of-the-boys...

                             a plucky, quirky, klutz; with an intimidating alpha female mom voice.