Shows in Homes, Civic Collaborations, Activities & Entertainment, Creative Kids

Since 2001, Out of Hand has created shows, games and activities in Atlanta. We design custom entertainment and activities for businesses, we provide free arts training to Metro Atlanta kids, and we collaborate with civic organizations to address regional issues.


Frequently Asked Questions

Watch some videos of our past shows.

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Staff and Board of Directors

Ariel Fristoe, Co-Artistic Director

Ariel Fristoe

Creator. Mom & Foster Mom. Cookbook Junkie.


I’m the founder and Co-Artistic and Development Director of Out of Hand Theater. Since 2001, I’ve led  partnerships with dozens of organizations to create innovative, smart, fun events that build community and promote social change.  

Adam Fristoe

Adam Fristoe

Experience designer. Dad joker. That guy on TV.


I direct, act, create, coach and teach Out of Hand’s style of creation and creativity. I handle marketing and is an artistic leader. You can catch me on television shows like The Walking Dead, NCIS: New Orleans and Teen Wolf. 

Erin Parker

Purveyor of non profits. Spreadsheet enthusiast.
Boy mom.


I handle all things financial and contractual. I take pride in keeping Out of Hand healthy, responsible and in the black. Since 2010, when I came on board, we’ve grown the organization’s budget over three times and generated a surplus each year creating financial stability for the company.

Maureen Downs

Maker of games. Player of games. Unashamed musical theatre nerd. Cat lady.


I manage all things game and education. I love to share my passion for theater with younger generations by mentoring student stage managers at Theater Emory and advocates for increased arts education opportunities in public schools. I am an avid player of obscure board games and enjoys creating new interactive gaming opportunities that blend theater and gaming together.

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Board of Directors

Sarah Parker, President
Warner Media

Camille Small-Simon, Vice President
City of Atlanta Law Dept

Tim Senior, Treasurer
Insight Global LLC

Folashade Alao
Atlanta Regional Commission

Marti Breen
C3 Marketing

Lara Ferreira
CDM Lighting Design Group

Jennifer Findley
Art Consultant

Jordan Flowers
Wedding Belles

Letricia Henson
Atlanta Public Schools

Marlisa Johnson
Mathtopian Preparation Inc.

Michael Kaluzny
McMaster-Carr

Shane Little
Avenue Realty

Nathalie Mason-Fleury
Entrepreneur

Kevin Onabiyi
Atlanta International School

Billie Pritchard
King & Spalding LLP

Olha Serekyuk
Oglethorpe University

Dave Stevens
Freelance