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

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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

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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

 Danita Harris
The Harris-Harris Group, LLC

Letricia Henson
Atlanta Public Schools

Marlisa Johnson
Mathtopian Preparation Inc.

Korri Jones

Michael Kaluzny

Shane Little
Avenue Realty

Nathalie Mason-Fleury

Kevin Onabiyi
Atlanta International School

Cherrod Pate

Billie Pritchard
King & Spalding LLP

Olha Serekyuk
Oglethorpe University

Dave Stevens