Theatre Ariel

PO Box 0334
Merion. PA 19066
Phone: (610) 667-9230
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Artistic Director Deborah Baer Mozes
Bookings/Marketing Manager Selma Brothman

Founded in I990, Theatre Ariel is Pennsylvania’s only professional theater dedicated to illuminating the rich social, cultural, and spiritual heritage of the Jewish people. We believe that Jewish theater strengthens Jewish identity while also serving as a bridge between people of all cultures. Theatre Ariel produces and commissions work that serves as a prism through which we can view the varied colors of the American Jewish experience. Our writers also create theater that draws its inspiration from ancient stories, bringing contemporary insight to classic Jewish texts: reflecting on the past, examining the present and envisioning the future.

Theatre Ariel produces an extensive Touring Repertoire reaching out to children, teens, families and adults. Theatre Ariel tours to schools, community centers, conferences, synagogues, theatres and nontraditional performing venues. In addition to performances, Theatre Ariel serves as an educational theater resource through its improv troupe ARIELPROV, Youth Theater programs, Teacher Training workshops and collaborations with the National Museum of American Jewish History. Theatre Ariel, a member of the Theatre Communications Group and the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadephia, is funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, family foundations and individual donors.

2008-2009 Season

On Tour

ariel2be1SILLY TALES

a physical theatre comedia word-for-word performance of tales of the wise fools of Chelm including IB Singer’s When Shlemiel Goes to Warsaw


Theatre Ariel’s improv troupe creates original interactive performances that are custom made for each presenters audience.


(shown in photo) an interactive performance reflecting on life in interfaith families


Celebrating Israeli through word and song

At the National Museum of American Jewish History


Journeys in American Jewish History by Louis Greenstein

In Development

LET MY PEOPLE GO! Philadelphia’s Free Soviet Jewry Project

Theatre Ariel will capture in word, on video and on stage the personal stories of Philadelphia’s Free Soviet Jewry movement. We will transform to the stage the human drama behind these events; telling the story of political action taken in kitchens, classrooms, offices, synagogues, churches and on campuses throughout Greater Philadelphia and the journeys taken to the Soviet Union to meet with refuseniks. By transforming to the stage the story of the Free Soviet Jewry movement, Theatre Ariel will hold it up as a shining light to illuminate the power of political and social action.


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