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.
Watch some videos of our past shows.
Staff and Board of Directors
Ariel Fristoe, Artistic Director
Ariel founded Out of Hand in 2001 with her best friend. She is a creator, producer, director and sometime actor. Ariel teaches arts administration at Emory.
Erin Parker, Managing Director
Erin has been the steady hand behind Out of Hand's business and financial since 2010. She prefers deposits over withdrawals.
Lee Osorio, Associate Artistic Director
Lee is an actor, playwright, and teacher committed to equity in and access to art. He joined Out of Hand in 2019.
Maureen Downs, Programs Manager
Maureen is a stage manager, game maker and player, musical theater nerd, and crafter. She mentors students and herds cats.
Minka Wiltz, Artist in Residence
Minka is an award-winning actor and playwright. She is known for writing the Decatur Dinners play, A Few Honest Moments with Sam, and Shaking the Wind. Both were produced in collaboration with Out of Hand. Learn more here.
Steve Yockey, Playwright in Residence
Steve Yockey is a playwright and television writer/producer currently based in Los Angeles, CA. His work with Out of Hand includes the plays Blackberry Winter and Cartoon, and the theatrical event HELP!
Haddon Kime, Composer in Residence
Composer Haddon Kime's music reflects the dual reality that we are both members of a tribe and global citizens. Like many of us, Haddon is gripped by the competing desires of wanderlust and homecoming. Learn and hear more here.
Board of Directors
Sarah Parker, President
Camille Small-Simon, Vice President
City of Atlanta Law Dept
Tim Senior, Treasurer
Insight Global LLC
Atlanta Regional Commission
CDM Lighting Design Group
The Harris-Harris Group, LLC
Atlanta Public Schools
Mathtopian Preparation Inc.
Atlanta International School
King & Spalding LLP