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.
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)
University of Portland's The Dragon
Puppet Master: Designing, Building, Directing puppetry (shadow and large scale) for Angela Van Epps' graduate thesis production.
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