ARA THEATER 

  ARA Theater is a New York City based theater company, a member of Fractured Atlas, created by Michaela Lind in 2018. ARA creates original work for the stage, incorporating a variety of forms and media, including clown, puppetry, and dance.

 

Most recently, ARA theater has produced and performed in collaboration with New York City based company Clowns Ex Machina where the production MY BIRTHDAY performed in New York City, Rhode Island, and Canada. ARA theater has also recently collaborated on a performance research based in clown, with the company ImproSupreme in Paris, France. 

 

Various works are in progress, seeking production in 2021-2022-2023. See what's happening -

The company is a member or Fractured Atlas and The Field. 

Our new Website is launched!

www.aratheater.com

 

Follow us on Instagram @aratheater

" A stage has two rules: 1. Anything can happen. 2 something must happen."  Peter Brook

"Ideas are like fish" David Lynch 

InterView for StageBiz on MY BIRTHDAY!

 

http://stagebiz.com/my-birthday-at-theaterlab/

 In the Making:

 new works in development in collaboration between ARA and actor Drew Valins. (www.drewvalins.com)

 based on absurdist writers.

A short film based on the Absurd and our dire realities of what's coming via climate.

A short film based on females such as Helena Blavatsky, collaboration with a team of women.

A photo / Installation exhibition in Brooklyn called Seances: A Meditation on the other side. 

A photographic and performance research into tourism and social media in NYC.

K project - Drew Valins
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MY BIRTHDAY!

House of Sweden- EuroFestival 

Swedish Embassy , DC

Oct 16th 2021.

PLAY THE FOOL CLOWN Festival

Edmonton, Canada 

Sept 26-29, 2019

Ticktes and info: https://www.playthefool.ca

Theaterlab NYC 

HOMECOMING Performance series -

NOV 13, 14, 15th at 7:30pm 2018.

Tickets// dates// Time  click link below:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/998236

FRINGEPVD:

Rhode Island Fringe Festival

August 2-6th

Tickets //Time //Place:

http://fringepvd.org/my-birthday.html

FRINGEPVD Award:

"Best use of a Hoopskirt"

EAT Festival For NEW WORKS SERIES

"My Birthday"

Tuesday March 13th @ 7pm , TADA Theater Manhattan, NYC

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Video Edited by Livia Ohihoin

SPLITT BILL// MY BIRTHDAY & PlAN C

SPLITT BILL (with two t's): Swedish clowns are keeping it together. One is having a birthday. The other is having a ball. Poetic with lots of food for thought, including giant birthday cake. And some Scandinavian/French/American flair!

A collaboration between Michaela Lind (ARA Theater) and Caspar Schjelbred (IMPROSUPREME)

http://www.caspar-schjelbred.com/plan-c

Michaela's work is solo-poetic-clown-theatre: It incorporates an eccentric, tragic character, situation, object, costume, sound, dance, song, and stage design. The audience follows a female clown as she prepares and celebrates her birthday. We all have birthdays, and this ritual proves to be a deep vein for theatrical and clownical inspiration. Expectations about this rite of passage vary by personality, age, and culture. This piece compels the audience to reflect on their own birthdays and what they signify. 

Caspar's piece is a one-man variety show, an existential and absurd comic performance with a considerable dose of clowning and mime. Scandinavian functionalism meets French flair as our hero transforms between all kinds of characters, demons and other likely –or unlikely– figments of his imagination. Strung between freedom and necessity, each performance is unique in its more or less scripted improvisations…

Audiences have found the work playful, earnest, and universal. 

 L'Etabli Malakoff Theatre -PARIS

March 9 & 10th 2019

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MY BIRTHDAY

A new work 

 in collaboration with

Clown Ex Machina. 

www.clownsexmachina.com

What does Birthday really mean?

Michaela's work is solo-poetic-clown-theatre: It incorporates an eccentric, tragic character, situation, object, costume, sound, dance, song, and stage design. The audience follows a female clown as she prepares and celebrates her birthday. We all have birthdays, and this ritual proves to be a deep vein for theatrical and clownical inspiration. Expectations about this rite of passage vary by personality, age, and culture. This piece compels the audience to reflect on their own birthdays and what they signify. 

Performer and Creator : Michaela Lind

Directorial Assistance: Kendall Cornell

Photos  by Carolina Wuethrich

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Tech rider MY BIRTHDAY.

PLAN-B   

“ignis in domum”

a new Bouffon work in development

Showings 2020 TBA

photos by Nastasia Pappas-Kemps

Kafka on the street. Rehearsal NYC. Photo by Mike Rudnick