Love is paying deep attention.
- María Irene Fornés
Arianna Gayle Stucki is an actor and playwright, and has recently graduated with her MFA from the Juilliard School (Group 51, Class of '22).
Born and raised in Utah, USA, Arianna has trained in over a dozen countries, researching story and ritual from Ireland to India to Italy. She received a BA in Theater Arts from NYU Abu Dhabi with top honors.
She was also awarded the John M. Stix scholarship, and the Joseph W. Polisi "Artist as Citizen" award from the Juilliard School.
Arianna is most interested in theatre’s power on a global scale to help us encounter difference without fear. Driven by this commitment, she works as an actor and playwright to celebrate the myriad ways of being this world has to offer.
Arianna is also an Artistic Associate of The Great Globe Foundation.
Previous roles include Rosalind in As You Like It, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Dionysus in The Bacchae, Ashlee in Clare Barron’s Dance Nation, Achates in Olivier Kemeid’s The Aeneid, Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, Yerma in Federico García Lorca’s Yerma, and Maria in John Fletcher’s The Woman’s Prize.
Her written works have been seen at NYTW's Adelphi residency, Noor Theatre, NYU Abu Dhabi's Art Center, NYU Tisch's Mainstage, and at the Juilliard School. Works include Memorial (co-written with Adam Elsayigh) and A Woman's Prize. Upcoming collaborations include the Kendeda Competition Finalist Workshop at The Alliance Theater.
Currently, Arianna is making her professional acting debut as Mayella Ewell in the First National Tour of Aaron Sorkin's To Kill A Mockingbird.