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Ariel Martz-Oberlander

Canada - British Columbia



Ariel Martz-Oberlander is a theatre artist, writer, producer and teacher on occupied Coast Salish Territories with a background in community theatre and climate justice organizing. Her practice often explores her complex relationship to the land and identity as the granddaughter of Jewish refugees in diaspora. Recent work includes 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 through ritual. Ariel is the recipient of the Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for emerging community artist and two project grants from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Literary Arts


  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Community member


  • Facilitation
  • Active Listening

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Mad
  • Neurodiverse
  • Survivor
  • Queer
  • Feminist