Ariel Martz-Oberlander is a director, writer, producer and teacher here on Coast Salish Territories with a background in community theatre and climate justice organizing. Her work often explores her complex relationship to the land and identity as the granddaughter of Jewish refugees in diaspora. Along with Veronique West, she runs a collective called Pomarantz, developing and experimenting with culturally specific disability and Mad arts creation methodologies. Work highlights include Assistant Director for The Full Light of Day with Electric Company Theatre; Nest, a show for one audience member at a time about climate grief; Time Machine, with Radix Theatre, a show on a yacht about our post-climate apocalypse future together; Hysteria, a multi award winning original comedy about consent and technology; and on behalf, a film/theatre hybrid exploring displacement from the land in diaspora and displacement from the body after trauma. Ariel is the recipient of the Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for emerging community artist, and two Canada Council for the Arts grants.
Social media: @auntie_ariel
Image Description: Ariel sits in the light from a window, face turned slightly. Photo by Hannah Campbell.