CAT Youth Theatre
Ari Mombrea joined CAT Youth Theatre after working with them through the MA in Applied Theatre program at CUNY School of Professional Studies (class of '23), and connecting deeply with CAT YT's mission to provide free opportunities for young people to create original theatre from their own ideas.
Ari is a facilitator and collaborative theatre-maker with over 10 years experience co-creating and supporting theatre organizations. Ari co-founded the still-running Interactive Theatre Society at SUNY Fredonia (BFA Acting, English Minor '10), Nomad Theatre Company in Buffalo, NY (where Ari is from originally), and served on the artistic committee of the Bradley Playhouse in Putnam, CT for two years. Ari has experience as a traveling director/teacher with Life On Campus, an organization that uses theatre to educate incoming college students about some of the scenarios they may face in their first year, and with an after school theatre program for middle-schoolers with PTSD to build social confidence. Ari is an actor, writer, producer, and co-creator of Fracture Films, whose short film Recalling, filmed with the bare minimum during the first summer of the Covid-19 pandemic, won Audience Choice the first time Lift-Off NY Film Festival went virtual.
In addition to being a passionate member of the CAT Youth Theatre team, Ari facilitates weekly sessions at The Seeing Place Theater, dedicated to bringing multidisciplinary artists together in community through creating together.