ARIANA KARP is an alumna of London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) with a MA in Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre. She received early theatrical training from Richard and Anne DiPrima at the Young Shakespeare Players in Madison, WI, a program that produces performances of uncut Shakespeare with children ages 6-18. After receiving her BA in Literature-Theatre from Reed College, she returned to the Young Shakespeare Players as a director. She has worked as a theatre maker in New York, London, Madison, WI, Portland, OR & Santa Fe, NM.
She is the Artistic Director of the International Shakespeare Center of Santa Fe, & co-director of the Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe. She is a founding member of Ducdame Ensemble in NYC, and also works with the Brooklyn-based Stairwell Theater Company as an actor, dramaturge and assistant director. She was a creator, producer, and the Shakespeare Lead of Tabling: The Podcast, available on iTunes.
Besides classical theatre, Ariana also has a passion for playing cello, something she has enjoyed doing since the age of 5. Over the last two years she has incorporated original cello and vocal compositions into her theatrical work, writing the incidental music for King Lear, Twelfth Night, Chemistry, & The Enchantment.