Mission

THEATRE ARIEL'S MISSION IS TO ILLUMINATE THE RICH SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND SPIRITUAL HERITAGE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE. WE STRIVE TO ENTERTAIN, ENRICH AND EDUCATE AUDIENCES OF ALL AGES AND CULTURES THROUGH THE TELLING OF JEWISH STORIES, CELEBRATING THE LAUGHTER AND LESSONS OF THE SHARED HUMAN EXPERIENCE. 

Theatre Ariel's Board Of Directors

Lonnie Klein, President

Adena Potok, Immediate Past President, Chair, Advisory Board

Nancy Bennett

Suzi Frost

Stephen Gollomp, MD

Susan Lodish

Deborah Baer Mozes, Artistic Director

Beth Rothschild

Stefanie Seltzer

David Sobel, CPA

Barbara Spector

Gloria Spitz

Bonnie Zimmerman


THE WORK

To create and produce new and established works reflecting on the global Jewish experience.

To serve as a prism through which audiences can view the varied colors of the American Jewish experience. 

To present Jewish dramatic literature that explores faith, family, identity, community, history, and more to offer universal insight into culture and life. 

To draw inspirations from ancient stories, bringing contemporary insight to classic Jewish texts. 

To reflect on the past, examine the present and envision the future.

PERFORMANCES AND PROGRAMMING

SALON ARIEL | THEATRE, DESSERT, & CONVERSATION  

Take a trip away from the stage to experience theatre in the intimate setting of a home! This exciting opportunity brings theatre inside beautiful houses around the Philadelphia Area. SALON ARIEL evenings are unique, personal, and thought-provoking. Every SALON ARIEL program offers engaging performances, great conversation, and delicious food.    

In 1800’s Eastern Europe, Jewish parlors became salons where reading plays aloud was a newly fashionable way to spend an evening. We feel the same way now! Check out the newly fashionable way to spend your evening at SALON ARIEL.                


WHO WE ARE

 
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Deborah Baer Mozes,

Founding Artistic Director

Since the inception of the company, she has given life to 79 new plays, including the development of the first Jewish ten minute play festivals and museum theatre productions for the National Museum of American Jewish History. She served as Literary Manager for the Walnut Street Theatre and directed their acclaimed Independence Studio productions of Waiting for the Parade, With Albert Einstein, and T Bone ‘N Weasel. Internationally, Deborah worked in Canadian regional theatre and television; in Israel she has directed and taught in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Arad. She is co-editor with Julianne Bernstein of VOICES FROM ARIEL: Ten-minute plays exploring the Jewish experience (Dramatic Publishing). Deborah served as Director of Culture for the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region. Deborah is the Coordinator of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute and directs the drama program at Kohelet Yeshiva High School.

 
 
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Rebecca Cureton, Business Manager

Rebecca has worked in theatre for nearly a decade. She was a company member at Hedgerow Theatre for four years where she worked both on stage and off stage. After completing graduate school, Rebecca was the Marketing Manager for Arden Theatre Company between 2016-2018. She has been the Business Manager for Theatre Ariel since 2015. In addition to her artistic pursuits, Rebecca is also a fitness professional with a NASM certification in Personal Trainer and Barre certified instructor, and former manager for Grey Dolphin a lifestyle boutique. Education: B.A., Loyola University Maryland and an M.A. in Theatre & Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Villanova University. She completed her graduate performance thesis with honors and is a proud Brian Morgan Award Recipient for Excellence in Theatre, Villanova 2016. Rebecca is also a student of the Actors Lab in Philly where she is studying acting for film and audition skills.

 

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