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Ari Laura Kreith

 
Bio:
Ari Laura Kreith is the Artistic Director of Luna Stage, where she recently conceived and co-created 'The Voting Writes Project.' Other Luna highlights include the World Premiere of Jenny Lyn Bader's 'Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library,' Gabriel Jason Dean’s 'Heartland' and J.Stephen ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ari Laura Kreith is the Artistic Director of Luna Stage, where she recently conceived and co-created 'The Voting Writes Project.' Other Luna highlights include the World Premiere of Jenny Lyn Bader's 'Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library,' Gabriel Jason Dean’s 'Heartland' and J.Stephen ... (read complete bio)
 

Ari Laura Kreith Biography

Ari Laura Kreith is the Artistic Director of Luna Stage, where she recently conceived and co-created 'The Voting Writes Project.' Other Luna highlights include the World Premiere of Jenny Lyn Bader's 'Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library,' Gabriel Jason Dean’s 'Heartland' and J.Stephen Brantley’s 'Pirira.' Ari is also the founder and Artistic Director of Theatre 167, where she conceived and directed 'The Jackson Heights Trilogy'— '167 Tongues,' 'You Are Now The Owner Of This Suitcase,' and 'Jackson Heights 3AM' — three full-length plays collaboratively written by 18 playwrights featuring 37 actors in 93 roles in 14 languages, inspired by the world’s most diverse neighborhood. Other directing credits include 'Mourning Sun,' which premiered at Theatre 167 and toured to Uganda; the world premiere of Tina Howe’s 'Singing Beach;' commissions for Queens Theatre and the New Ohio; and the European premiere of Adam Guettel’s 'Myths and Hymns.' Ari has developed immersive, site-specific projects for Luna Stage's Secret Cities program, Theatre 167 @ Queens Museum. and the NY Transit Museum. A recipient of the LPTW Lucille Lortel Visionary Award and the NYIT Caffe Cino Fellowship, Ari received her BA from Yale and her MFA from UC Davis. Ari grew up in 27 countries.




Ari Laura Kreith News

Luna Stage Reopens With THE GIANT VOID IN MY SOUL Photo Luna Stage Reopens With THE GIANT VOID IN MY SOUL
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

Luna Stage will reopen its MainStage with Bernardo CubrĂ­a's comedy The Giant Void In My Soul, directed by Rajesh Bose and starring Jesse Castellanos, Darin F. Earl II, John P. Keller and Valerie Terranova.

Luna Stage Reschedules #RIFT Part 2: The Live Experience Photo Luna Stage Reschedules #RIFT Part 2: The Live Experience
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2022

In response to Essex County's current high COVID numbers, Luna Stage has made the decision to reschedule its in-person production of #RIFT Part 2: The Live Experience by Gabriel Jason Dean. Originally slated for February, #RIFT Part 2 will now take place in April. In January and February, Luna will launch additional cycles of #RIFT Part 1: A Play Over Text Message. Audience members can sign up for this free virtual experience at www.lunastage.org/rift.

Luna Stage Announces Bilingual Outdoor Performance of THE FRONTERA PROJECT Photo Luna Stage Announces Bilingual Outdoor Performance of THE FRONTERA PROJECT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021

 Luna Stage will launch its in-person 2021-2022 Season with The Frontera Project, co-conceived by Ramón Verdugo and Jessica Bauman, performing October 7- October 16 at multiple outdoor locations in Essex County including Montclair's Lackawanna Plaza (Oct 7-Oct 10) and Luna Stage's tented outdoor space in West Orange (Oct 14-Oct 16).

Luna Stage Receives $28K From Orange Orphan Society For Pay-What-You-Wish Summer Camp Photo Luna Stage Receives $28K From Orange Orphan Society For Pay-What-You-Wish Summer Camps, Green Screen Studio
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 26, 2021

Luna Stage has received a $28,000 grant from the Orange Orphan Society to support its Pay-What-You-Wish Kids Theatre Camp and Teen Collaborator Intensive, and to install a new Green Screen Studio for use by both programs. The camps will run July 6th - July 30th, and will take place outdoors

Luna Stage Premieres VACCINE MONOLOGUES Photo Luna Stage Premieres VACCINE MONOLOGUES
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2021

Luna Stage premieres The Vaccine Monologues, a virtual gallery of theatrical moments inspired by Covid immunization. Playwrights, physicians, activists, and actors share stories real and imagined, reflecting on experiences with the 'Fauci ouchie,' or the shot that can change it all.

Luna Stage Premieres New Play Via Text Message: #RIFT By Gabriel Jason Dean Photo Luna Stage Premieres New Play Via Text Message: #RIFT By Gabriel Jason Dean
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 7, 2021

#RIFT by Gabriel Jason Dean launches this Friday, April 9 at Luna Stage. Part One of the play will be delivered to subscribers' phones over text message over the next eight weeks. Sign-ups will be accepted through April 23, but capacity is limited. Reservations are required, and are available at lunastage.org.

Luna Receives $20,000 Grant To Support COVID-Safe Reopening, In-Person Theatre/Filmma Photo Luna Receives $20,000 Grant To Support COVID-Safe Reopening, In-Person Theatre/Filmmaking Camp
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2021

Luna Stage has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to support COVID-safe re-opening, including the return of in-person summer youth programs. First up is the Teen Collaborator Intensive, a four-week theatre, filmmaking and playwriting program using both outdoor space and Luna's new flexible Green Screen studio. Additional programs for younger students will be announced soon. Virtual and hybrid options will also be available. 

Luna Stage To Premiere New Play Via Text Message, #RIFT By Gabriel Jason Dean Photo Luna Stage To Premiere New Play Via Text Message, #RIFT By Gabriel Jason Dean
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2021

Luna Stage announces a bold new theatrical experience in three parts: #RIFT by Gabriel Jason Dean. Through the lens of two real-life brothers—one a convicted murderer, the other a playwright; one a member of the alt-right, the other an A.O.C.-type progressive—#RIFT explores whether it is possible to bridge fundamental political and ideological divides.

Luna Stage Offers THE WHOLE MEGILLAH: A PURIM SPIEL FOR GROWNUPS Play for Zoom Perfor Photo Luna Stage Offers THE WHOLE MEGILLAH: A PURIM SPIEL FOR GROWNUPS Play for Zoom Performance
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 19, 2021

Luna Stage has commissioned perhaps the world's first Zoom Purim Spiel, written by playwright Jenny Lyn Bader. Luna is thrilled to make this play available for performance by any and all who want to celebrate Purim in this time of social distancing. The Whole Megillah: A Purim Spiel for Grown Ups features juicy roles for eight actors and a fun party atmosphere for audiences.

Luna Stage Presents New Play Strange Happenings At The School Library, NEW DATE Photo Luna Stage Presents New Play Strange Happenings At The School Library, NEW DATE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2021

Strange Happenings at the School Library, a fantastical adventure for all ages, will stream on Luna Stage's digital platforms February 14 through February 28. Tickets are free but reservations are required, and are available at lunastage.org.