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Ariel Lauryn Headshot

Ariel is a collaborator and educator, working primarily as a puppeteer and director.

She has performed nationally, internationally, Off-Broadway, On-Camera, with and without puppets: Internationally at places like Animo Festival (Poland), Akko Fest (Israel), Beijing City Theater (China), Musée du quai Branly (France), Nationally at places like Wallis Center (Los Angeles) and U of Washington (Seattle), and NYC at Theater Row, HERE Arts Center, PRTT, Dixon Place, and The Connelly. 

She currently teaches movement at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and is working toward certification as an Intimacy Coordinator through IDC. Ariel also writes advice to theater students in a series of essays. She has taught as a full-time professor at the University of North Alabama and as a visiting artist at Cornell College, University of Portland, University of Dayton, and University of Texas El Paso. She has also taught individual workshops and coaching sessions around NYC.

Ariel has an MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theater from Dell'Arte International, where she studied devised theater, mask, clown, and movement. 


PATCH (Henson Carriage House), Celebration Barn, KO Festival, and CalArts



Best Puppetry Moment - Lalka Puppet Festival - Warsaw, Poland '18

Best Show - Lalka Puppet Festival - Warsaw, Poland '18

Graduated with Honors - Dell'Arte International '14

Van Clute Prize in Performance - Knox College '04

 Ariel is also a painter, builder, and writer.


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