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. 

 *Ariel is also a creative consultant, teacher, painter, puppet builder, writer, and yoga instructor. 

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 WriterIlluminutty 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/VOJurassic 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).  

Ariel Lauryn | "The Last Rat of Theresienstadt"


Next Up:

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

Just Missed: 

8/19-25 Steeplechase  by Chris Nelson

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


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