Ariel Stess is a Brooklyn-based playwright originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work has been developed, presented, or supported by Playwrights Horizons, Mabou Mines, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, The Lark, The Bushwick Starr, Catch, Little Theatre, Prelude, and Dixon Place. Ariel is a member of The Falcons Writers Group and Bookshop Workshops Writers Group, was a 2013-14 New Georges Audrey Resident and a 2014 resident artist at Mabou Mines, and is under commission from Playwrights Horizons. Her play I'm Pretty Fucked Up, directed by Kip Fagan, premiered in Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks 2014. She holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College.