Childhood crushes:  Danny Kaye, Donald O'Connor.  

Wanted to be Carol Burnett.  


Coffee Black, Whiskey Neat.

A smart arse word nerd

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 |



New York Theater Credits:The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show  (Off Broadway, Theater Row), ​We Are All Tourists (Trusty Sidekick), The Talking Band, Tooth of Crime (Columbia Stages), Romeo and Juliet (LES Shakespeare) 


Co-creator, writer, actor: Illuminutty  webseries,The Ume Group Ensemble, and Lady SketchFest (The Tank),  slapstick shorts and cabaret pieces (Dixon Place, Bindlestiff Variety Show),  Whether We Like It or Not  full length farce (Mad River Festival Dell'Arte, The Tank, NO Fringe, CalArts).


Puppetry Coach and Puppeteer: Oedipus El Rey puppetry coach (The Public), Feathers of Fire International Tour (Kingorama), The Puppet Kitchen (performer, teacher, builder),  Puppet Playlist (Sinkingship Productions, Triskelion Arts),  KO Festival Residency, The Neverbell (short film), VaynerMedia online commercials. 


MFA Graduate of Dell'Arte International;  has studied with American Conservatory Theater, The Guthrie, UCB, and various clown instructors including Ronlin Foreman (Dell'Arte), Aitor Bassauri  (Spy Monkeys), and Gabriel Levy and Zachary Fine (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.