Ariel Sibert

Ariel Sibert (she/her) is a dramaturg, producer, and critic of film, theater, and performance. She is the resident dramaturg of the queer theater and media company Fake Friends, whose play Circle Jerk was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2021 and the winner of an Obie Award for Digital/Hybrid Theater in 2023. Her work as a producer and dramaturg with Fake Friends and artists including Hito Steyerl, Sara Cwynar, Savaş Boyraz, Ayham Ghraowi, Evan Yionoulis, and Shadi Ghaheri has been presented at the Park Avenue Armory, the Performa Biennial, New York Theatre Workshop, BAM, Ars Nova, the Connelly Theater, the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Exponential Festival, Dixon Place, Spectrum Arts, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Yale Repertory Theatre, and Theater Mitu, among other venues. She has taught theater studies as an Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University and as a Teaching Fellow at the David Geffen School of Drama and Yale University. She also served as the Associate Editor of the journal Theater (Duke UP) and a visiting critic of performance at the Yale School of Art. Her writing and interviews have been published in TDR, The Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Review of Books, Theater, American Theater, 3Views, and Text and Presentation. Current research examines screen-based subjectivities and performances of self, and cybernetic dramaturgies in 20th-century performance. She holds an MFA from the Yale/David Geffen School of Drama and a BA in Art History from Princeton University.