Ariel Stess

Resident Playwright

2019 -- 2026

Ariel Stess is a playwright and director originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her plays include Tranquil, KARA & EMMA & BARBARA & MIRANDA, The World My Mama Raised (Clubbed Thumb), Heartbreak (The Bushwick Starr, co-produced by New Georges, Time Out Critics’ Pick), and I’m Pretty Fucked Up (Clubbed Thumb). She is a 2018-21 Core Writer of the Playwrights’ Center and a New Georges Affiliated Artist. Her work has been produced and/or developed at Playwrights Horizons, The Bushwick Starr, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, Mabou Mines, and The Playwrights’ Center. Ariel received her BA from Bard College and her MFA from Brooklyn College where she studied under Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney. She has taught Drama in Performance within NYU’s Dramatic Literature Department and Playwriting at Brooklyn College and SUNY Purchase.

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