Two rising talents appointed as Associate Artistic Directors

 We are thrilled to welcome Ariana Karp and Anna Farkas as Associate Artistic Directors!

Associate Artistic Director Ariana Karp

Associate Artistic Director Ariana Karp

Ariana Karp has been named Associate Artistic Director of the International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe. Ms. Karp will be directing Dames of Thrones: Women in Shakespeare’s Histories at the Adobe Rose theater as part of the ISC’s First Folio February celebration. She was most recently on stage as Pa Ubu in Ubu Rex in New York City. She is a founding member of the New York City-based Ducdame Ensemble and directed their award-winning revival of Fuente Ovejuna for the FringeNYC 2015 festival. She is a core member of Stairwell Theater, a producer and director of Tabling: The Podcast. She holds a BA in Literature-Theatre at Reed College and graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) with an MA in Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre.

Associate Artistic Director Anna Farkas. Photo by Charlotte Louise of East Photography

Associate Artistic Director Anna Farkas. Photo by Charlotte Louise of East Photography

Anna Farkas has also been named Associate Artistic Director of the International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe. Ms. Farkas is directing the 5-minute Shakespeare video project that will include clips from each play in Shakespeare’s First Folio shot in iconic Santa Fe locations. The videos will be hosted on the ISC video channel starting Spring 2016. She is also producing Speak the Speech: Directors’ Cuts showcase to be presented February 21, 1:00-3:00 pm at the St Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art. She is the Artistic Director of the the youth Shakespeare performance group Upstart Crows of Santa Fe.   

“The appointment of two young women of such extraordinary talent reflects the ISC’s intention to support up and coming artists.” says Kristin Bundesen, cofounder and ISC Board Member. “We look forward to supporting their artistic visions in the coming years.”