INTERNATIONAL SHAKESPEARE CENTER SANTA FE (Artistic Director, Actor, Designer, Composer)

The International Shakespeare Center (ISC) is dedicated to making Santa Fe a destination for world-class Shakespeare. We produce and support performances, provide education for people of all ages, and create opportunities for people to meet in community to read and discuss Shakespeare. Ariana works with the ISC as an actor, director, educator, musician, composer and designer.


The ensemble is comprised of British and International artists whose main work has been to explore Shakespeare’s original practices – and especially those of accent, space, company, and stage-craft – to bring about new rehearsal and performance tools for modern Shakespeare production and education. Each show is rehearsed to production standard in 3-5 days, using Elizabethan rehearsal methods. The Ensemble comprises the only professional actors of Original Pronunciation in the world.

Production Stills


Fermats Last Theatre podcast - Richard III and Queen Elizabeth

Fermats Last Theatre podcast - The Sonnets

Fermats Last Theatre podcast - The Macbeth couple

Acting Experience


    • MA in Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), 2014

    • BA in Literature-Theatre, Reed College, 2011

    • Acted in 36 Classical Productions over 6 years, Young Shakespeare Players, 2001 - 2007


    • Macbeth - Duncan, Apparitions - Curated by Ben Crystal, Shakespeare Ensemble, Japan

    • Romeo and Juliet - Romeo - Curated by Ben Crystal, Shakespeare Ensemble, Japan

    • Hamlet - Polonius, Osric - Curated by Ben Crystal, Shakespeare Ensemble, Japan


    • Chemistry - The Cellist, Composer - Dir. Emma Rosa Went

    • The Enchantment - Botilda, Landlady - Dir. Lucy Atkinson, Ducdame Ensemble

    • Macbeth - Hecate - Dir. Rory McGregor, Columbia University

    • Ivanov - Anna Petrovna - Dir. Emily Ota, Chekhov Long Project

    • Ubu Rex - Pa Ubu - Dir. Sam Gibbs, Stairwell Theater

    • As You Like It - Duke Senior/Duke Frederick - Dir. Sam Gibbs, Stairwell Theater


    • Measure for Measure - Duke Vincentio - Dir. Caryl Farkas, ISC

    • The Revolutionists - Charlotte Corday - Dir. Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Adobe Rose Theatre

    • King Lear - Regan - Dir. Caryl Farkas, ISC

    • The Merchant of Venice - Nerissa/Launcelet - Dir. Zander Kirby, Ducdame Ensemble/ISC

    • Twelfth Night - Antonio, The Captain - Ducdame Ensemble/ISC

    • King Henry IV Part I & II - Prince Hal - Young Shakespeare Players

    • Macbeth - Lady Macbeth - Dir. Richard DiPrima, Shakespeare Circle

    • King Lear - Goneril - Dir. Richard DiPrima, Shakespeare Circle

  • LAMDA:

    • King John - Constance - Dir. Richard Beecham

    • The Double Inconstancy - Silvia - Dir. Hannah Eidinow

    • The Provok'd Wife - Lady Fanciful - Dir. John Bashford

    • The Cabarello of Olmedo - Leonor - Dir. Penny Cherns

    • Duchess of Malfi - Duchess - Dir. Will Oldroyd

    • Richard II - York - Dir. Matt Peaver


    • Dialects: Original Pronunciation (OP), British RP (Certified to a Native Standard), Irish, Scottish

    • Stage Combat: BADC Level Three (Gold); sword and cloak, small sword, rapier and dagger, unarmed combat, broadsword.

    • Music and Movement: cello (25+ years), intermediate piano, historical dance, swimming

AGENT: Marilynn Scott Murphy, Professional Artists -