Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Ariel is a member of New Dramatists, an affiliated artist of The Playwrights' Center, 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 (with Clubbed Thumb; directed by Kip Fagan; NYC), Heartbreak (with The Bushwick Starr, co-produced by New Georges; directed by Ariel; Brooklyn), and I’m Pretty Fucked Up (with Clubbed Thumb; directed by Kip Fagan; NYC).


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 has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons and Clubbed Thumb.

She holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College where she studied with Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney.

Ariel has taught at NYU, Brooklyn College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, and SUNY Purchase. Her writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail and Culturebot. She teaches playwriting and screenwriting at Northwestern University in the Radio/TV/Film department.

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