Ora Fruchter is a Brooklyn-based puppeteer, performer, director, and educator. She is the co-artistic director of Doppelskope, an interdisciplinary theatre company that creates open-hearted new theatre that approaches life’s darkest problems through comedy and community. Doppelskope’s original work has been performed at Dixon Place, The Tank and The PIT in NYC and all around the country. Ora is also the artistic director of Yellow Sneaker Puppets.
Ariel Lauryn is an actor-creator-adventurer-physical comedian-teacher-writer…and puppeteer…yeah, that about covers it. She still cannot believe that she gets to work with Puppet Kitchen Productions from time to time (which is how and why she came to NYC a year ago–you can thank them). Outside of puppetry, she is an Associate Artist with Built4Collapse and LES Shakespeare, with whom she performs and collaborates, and co-artistic director of AriLu Productions, developing a two-woman dark physical comedy farce to be a part of Sinkingship Production’s Flint and Tinder in May 2016. And beware–she is trying her had and writing a screwball webseries that will film (fingers crossed) early next year. MFA Dell’Arte International ’14. www.ariellauryn.com