Deborah Baer Mozes, Founding Artistic Director, Theatre Ariel

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Since the inception of the company, she has given life to 69 new plays. Deborah directed the Theatre Ariel's Mainstage productions of DIVIDENDS, THE ROSE OF CONTENTION, TEIBELE AND HER DEMON, 36 and the company’s museum theatre productions and touring repertoire. She created Theatre Ariel’s Ten Minute Play Festivals: the first Jewish Ten-minute Play Festivals.

Prior to founding Theatre Ariel, Mozes served as Literary Manager/Dramaturg for the Walnut Street Theatre and directed their Independence Studio Season critically acclaimed productions of WAITING FOR THE PARADE, WITH ALBERT EINSTEIN, and T BONE ‘N WEASEL.

As Associate Artistic Director of Stageworks Touring Company of New Jersey, she directed numerous regional and world premieres. Deborah worked in Canadian regional theatre, and television serving as Artistic Director of the Manitoba Theatre Workshop, guest director for the Actors’ Theatre of Toronto, creator of the Manitoba Young Company and co-creator of the award winning Canadian children’s television series LET’S GO! (CTV). Deborah has served on the faculties of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Rowan State University, The Actor’s Studio of Toronto, the Walnut Street Theatre, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Literacy Network. Deborah was an Artist-in-Residence with the Arad Arts Project in Israel, directing and teaching in Arad, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv. 

She is co-editor with Julianne Bernstein of VOICES FROM ARIEL: Ten-minute plays exploring the Jewish experience, published by Dramatic Publishing (August 1999). Deborah serves on the editorial board of JEWISH_THEATRE.COM. Deborah presently wears other hats in the arts and culture arena including Director of Culture of the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region and Director of the Drama at Kohelet Yeshiva High School.


Deborah's current focus for Theatre Ariel is    SALON ARIEL programming. This exciting opportunity brings theatre inside beautiful homes around the Philadelphia Area. SALON ARIEL evenings are unique, personal, and thought-provoking.

"Take a trip away from the stage to experience theatre in the intimate setting of a home!  Encounter representations of life, where real life exists."



Theatre Ariel celebrates it's 25th Anniversary this year!

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