Bio

Ariel Stess is a playwright, director, and performer. She received her MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College. She’s written, directed, and produced iterations of: Protector (Little Theatre staring Maxwell Cosmo Cramer and Milo Cramer); He Ate Quietly into the Wall (Page 22), Larger and Larger (Uncanny Valley), Heartbreak (New Georges’ The Room), Larger Objects (The Observatory Room), and The Lock and Door (Barbes). Other plays: Highlights in Hollywood (directed by Sarah Rasmussen; Weasel Festival 2011); Prowlers in the Night (directed by May Adrales; Bard College 2008). She has developed her plays/presented readings at Dixon Place’s Works-in-Progress Series, The Lark, Little Theatre, and the Bushwick Starr. Upcoming: I’m Pretty Fucked Up directed by Kip Fagan (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks June 2014) and Heartbreak (Bushwick Starr May 2015). Ariel is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a New Georges 2013-14 Audrey Resident, and a resident artist at Mabou Mines. Ariel is a member of the Falcons Emerging Writer’s Group at Clubbed Thumb. She teaches at NYU and Brooklyn College.

Her short story, Sparrow  and Swimming Car were published in The Brooklyn Review (2010, 2011).

For more info, click on my: Playwriting Resume


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