international shakespeare center santa fe

ISC Santa Fe is pleased to announce our Associate Artistic Directors.

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Ariana Karp

Ariana is an alumna of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) with an MA in Classical Acting for the Professional Theater. She received early theatrical training with Richard and Anne DiPrima at the Young Shakespeare Players in Madison, WI, a program that performs uncut Shakespeare with children ages 6 to 18; Ariana was an actor in thirty-six classical productions over six years.

After receiving her BA in Literature-Theater from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, in 2011, she returned to the Young Shakespeare Players as a director. She works with Stairwell Theater Company in Brooklyn as an actor, dramaturg, and assistant director. She is a producer, director, and contributor of “Tabling: the Podcast.” Ariana is also a founding member of the Ducdame Ensemble and was the revival director for the production of Fuente Ovejuna by Lope de Vega (1562–1635). Besides classical theater, Ariana also has a passion for playing cello, something she has enjoyed doing since the age of five.


Anna Farkas

Anna, a graduate of St. John's College, is the founder and director of Upstart Crows of Santa Fe, a youth Shakespeare company. She recently studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in a Summer Shakespeare Course.

Anna has been performing Shakespeare for more than ten years, acting with the Madison Shakespeare Company and directing and performing with the Young Shakespeare Players, the Lupercalians, Fourth Wall Players, Chrysostomos, and the Upstart Crows Productions in Madison, Wisconsin.