From "Untold Stories from the War with the Newts" Photo: Tom Kordenbrock
Ariel is a plucky polymath* of devised theater and puppetry, with comedic, absurdist tendencies.
Ariel is an award-winning collaborator, writer, and performer.
Ariel has performed nationally, internationally, Off-Broadway, On-Camera, with and without puppets. Directing is her current infatuation.
She has coached puppetry, movement, and devising at places like The Public, Puppet Kitchen, Cornell College, and Physical Comedy Lab, and has participated in residencies including PATCH (Henson Carriage House), Celebration Barn (ME), KO Festival (MA), and Object Movement Festival (NYC).
Ariel really wants a dog.
Puppetry (Coach, Performer,and/or Co Creator): Oedipus El Rey (The Public), The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (Drama Desk Nominated, Off-Bway), Feathers of Fire International Tour, The Last Rat of Theresienstadt (Gran Prix Award: Lalka też Człowiek Festival '18, KO Fest'19), Birkenstock Birkie and the Toes Commercials, Puppetry Guild of Greater NY
Actor and Writer: Illuminutty webseries, Lady SketchFest and Rule Of (The Tank), slapstick cabaret (Dixon Place), Whether We Like It or Not (Mad River Festival Dell'Arte, The Tank, NO Fringe, CalArts)
Strictly Acting/VO: Jurassic World The Exhibition (Imagine Exhibitions), We Are All Tourists (Trusty Sidekick), Steeplechase (Hudson Guild), Tooth of Crime (Columbia Stages), Romeo and Juliet (LES Shakespeare); VO Archive 81
Training: MFA Physical Theater Dell'Arte International; ACT Summer Congress; The Guthrie Conservatory; UCB; Second City; Clowning: Ronlin Foreman, Aitor Bassauri (Spy Monkeys), Gabriel Levy and Zach Fine (Funny School of Good Acting, Fiasco).
The Last Rat of Theresienstadt Mini Tour:
9/27: Pierrot Puppet Festival in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
10/10 and 10/12: Center Stage Israel in Ra'anna, Israel
10/15 and 10/16: Akko Festival in Akko, Israel
Playing the lead role in a new play! At the Hudson Guild Theater with NY Theater Festival's Summer Fest 2019
July 4th Weekend KO Festival in Amherst, MA
The Last Rat of Theresienstadt performances
3/18 - 5/5 Resident Artist at Cornell College
Directed a devised puppetry and physical theater production
3/4 - 3/10 Movement and Puppetry Workshop
Workshops for Zimmerman High School in Minnesota
Fall 2018--International Tour Feathers of Fire
11/11 - 11/16 - Shanghai Theater Academy - Shanghai, China
12/8 - 12/16, 2018 - Musée du quai Branly - Paris, France
Photo: Todd Estrin