Compiling a complete list of Ariel Ifergan’s accomplishments is no easy task. A tremendous and prolific actor, as well as a brilliant author and director, he has been carving out a colorful career since 1999.
Ariel got started as a stage performer, undertaking numerous productions including Pièce d’identité (written and directed by Christian Fortin), Dossier Prométhée (directed by Pascal Contamine) and Montréal la blanche (directed by Philippe Ducros), to name a few.
Quebec audiences have had the opportunity to witness his talent on the small screen first in Délirium, then Watatatow, Tout sur moi, Bienvenue aux dames, Trauma, and most notably in Virginie, bringing to life the character of Mohamed from 2006 to 2010.
He has also appeared on the big screen in Frédéric Desager’s Sur la ligne as well as in Denis Villeneuve’s bizarre and sumptuous Next Floor, which took the prize for the best short film at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
Moreover, Ariel takes a strong interest in theatre for young audiences both as an actor (Le garçon aux sabots, directed by Denis Lavalou, Safari de banlieue, directed by Joel Beddows, etc.) and as a writer and director. His play T’as aucune chance that he both wrote and directed in 2006 toured high schools in Quebec for six years and received the prestigious Masque des Enfants Terribles award from the Académie Québécoise du Théâtre. In 2004, he co-founded Productions Pas de Panique with actor Alexandre Frenette, a production company that has garnered numerous grants and awards.
In 2007, in a virtuoso performance he portrayed every character in the play Z comme Zadig, an adaptation of Voltaire’s Zadig co-written with director Anne Millaire that has left audiences asking for more.