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. 


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"

Coming up

University of Portland's The Dragon 

Puppet Master: Designing, Building, Directing puppetry (shadow and large scale) for Angela Van Epps' graduate thesis production. 

Last year:

The Last Rat of Theresienstadt  Mini Tour:

Animo Festival in Kwidzyn, Poland

Lalka Festival in Warsaw, Poland

KO Festival in Amherst, MA

Pierrot Puppet Festival in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Center Stage Israel in Ra'anna, Israel

Akko Festival in Akko, Israel

The Wild Project in NYC

Spring  Resident Artist at Cornell College

Directed a devised puppetry and physical theater production

March  Movement and Puppetry Masterclasses

Workshops for Zimmerman High School in Minnesota

Fall 2018 International Tour Feathers of Fire

Shanghai Theater Academy - Shanghai, China
Musée du quai Branly - Paris, France

Photo: Todd Estrin


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