All about Ariel

Ariel has always been motivated by her need to tell stories that illustrate the perseverance of an individual in the pursuit of giving back to their community.  

During her undergraduate, in her senior year, she produced and wrote  her first original play, Salina, a play about a Nepalese girl that was trafficked and sold to a brothel in India.

 

She was inspired to write after receiving a grant to volunteer and learn about the Tibetan Refugees in Nepal. Her experiences living in Nepal and getting to know the Nepali people, fueled her need to take action after learning that Nepal has one the "busiest slave trafficking routes anywhere in the world.” 

Soon after, Ariel was accepted into South Coast Repertory's Summer Workshop in Costa Mesa, California, and continued her training at Broadway’s only conservatory program at Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City.   She returned back to the West Coast and started to produce plays that showcased women's empowerment in the Greater Los Angeles Area.  

 

She has performed in several Award Winning Los Angeles theatre houses such as the Echo Theatre Company, and the Rogue Machine  Company. 

 

Her proudest role to date is being able portray the vibrant, Yuri Kochiyama, known for her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and friendship with Malcolm X (twice in two different productions). For both productions, the cast had the opportunity to perform for Yuri's family. 

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 2018