Ariel stess - director, playwright
Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Ariel is a Core Writer of the Playwrights’ Center, a member of New Dramatists, and a New Georges Affiliated Artist. Her work has been developed or produced by Playwrights Horizons, The Playwrights’ Center, Clubbed Thumb, The Bushwick Starr, New Georges, Mabou Mines, Brave New World Repertory Theatre, and the Lark.
Recent productions include The World My Mama Raised (Off-off Broadway with Clubbed Thumb, directed by Kip Fagan), Heartbreak (Off-off Broadway at The Bushwick Starr, co-produced by New Georges, directed by Ariel), and I’m Pretty Fucked Up (Off-off Broadway with Clubbed Thumb, directed by Kip Fagan).
She’s been a resident at Yaddo Artists’ Colony (2016), SPACE on Ryder Farm with Playwrights Horizons (2016), and Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program (2014). She was a 2013 New Georges Audrey Resident, a Semifinalist for the 2017 P73 Playwriting Fellowship, and a two-time PONY nominee.
She holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College where she studied with Mac Wellman.