Currently in Development | 2018 | New Work
Currently in Development | 2018 | New Work

Cast: 4, flexible

Performance Rights: Available

Ashley is currently working on a piece for four performers that takes a fresh look at our relationships with one another, mediated by technology.

The play is immediately available for staged readings, and Ashley would welcome the opportunity to collaboratively develop the piece for performance.

Mary, Mary | 2016 | New Work
Mary, Mary | 2016 | New Work

Cast: 3F or 1M, 2F

Premiere: Aug. 20, 2016 | Camden Fringe Festival (Theatre Mensch)

Performance Rights: Unavailable

A dark and stormy night; young Mary Shelley sets out to write a horror. We know what follows. But how did the monster come to be? In the turmoil of Mary's mind, past and present blur, and the created becomes the creator. Confronted with ghosts of her past, Mary grapples with the ultimate question; what happens when the dead come back to life?

Devised with the company.

Top pick of the Camden Fringe by LondonTheatre1, The Red Door, and the Camden Review.

League of Youth | 2016 | Adaptation
League of Youth | 2016 | Adaptation

Cast: 5M, 4F

Premiere: Aug. 10, 2016 | Theatre N16 (Riot Act), London, UK

Performance Rights: Available

Sten Stensgard is the new guy in the office, but he won’t let that define him. Determined to move up in the world, Sten will do anything to get ahead— blackmail, lie, cheat, and even fall in love. Amidst a controversial office election, ideologies clash in a new version of Ibsen’s dark comedy about the intersection of personality and politics.

"The genius of this work is that it opens up to us what is really great about the writer: his vision of humanity, his craft as a composer of lyrical epics of the struggle of people to find their way in a world full of dangers, challenges, betrayals, confusions and blind-alleys. ✭✭✭✭✭" - British Theatre Guide

Coverage | 2015 | Adaptation
Coverage | 2015 | Adaptation

Cast: 10-11, gender flexible, minimum 2F 

Premiere: 2016 | Courtyard Theatre (Riot Act), Hoxton, UK

Performance Rights: Available

The 24/7 news cycle collides with Julius Caesar. Witty, fast-paced and intelligent, Coverage takes you behind the scenes of an American right-wing television station. Follow the hijinks and competition of an often misguided team of journalists as they report on the drama in Rome and discover the impact of their coverage.

"Coverage as a play will pique the interest of the Shakespeare aficionado and those with only passing interest. I really do hope many get to see the play[…] it does have something for everyone and deserves wide exposure. ★★★★” - FemaleArts

Music oft hath Such a Charm | 2016 | Libretto / Translation
Music oft hath Such a Charm | 2016 | Libretto / Translation

Cast: 2M, 2F

Premiere: 2016 | North Wall Theatre (OperaUpClose), Oxford, UK

Rights: Unavailable

Music Oft hath Such a Charm features new translations of classic arias inspired by Shakespeare's works, woven into a light hearted and enjoyable story.

"a rather ingenious weaving together of vocal excerpts linked to Shakespeare" - The Scotsman

Change | 2016 | New Work
Change | 2016 | New Work

Cast: 1M, 4F

Premiere: Available

Performance Rights: Available

A climate scientist turned charity founder is overwhelmed when her organization’s key corporate sponsor sends a PR consultant to raise their profile. In a fast-paced clash of characters, the consultant’s interventions create a scandal, which threatens both the charity and corporate donor. A journalist, an unpaid intern and an unsuspecting grant recipient become involved, and with each misguided attempt to manage the scandal the character’s convictions are challenged. This witty social satire explores feminism, climate science and the role of ‘spin’ in the societal perception of reality.

The Chairs | 2015 | Translation
The Chairs | 2015 | Translation

Cast: 2M, 1F

Premiere: 2015 | Corbett Theatre, UK

Performance Rights: Available (Upon permission from the Ionesco Estate)

Is Ionesco's absurdist classic, The Chairs, a piece of science fiction about the last two people left alive or a book-end to the Adam and Eve story; a backward creation myth? Either way, the play concerns two characters at the end of the world. Originally produced in 1952, The Chairs, instead of presenting the absurdity and purposelessness of the world, asks the question, what is one to do in the face of all this absurdity?

 

West | 2015 | New Work
West | 2015 | New Work

Cast: 1M, 1F

Premiere: Available

Performance Rights: Available

Set in the mountains of British Columbia, West is a spiritual, poetical and political exploration of place and identity. It examines the connection between the individual and the natural environment, and is memorable for its strong characters and structural experimentation. The play is written as a series of nested stories which are united by geographical location, but take place over five different historical and imagined times.

North | 2014 | New Work
North | 2014 | New Work

Cast: 6M, 2F or 3M, 1F

Premiere: Available

Performance Rights: Available

Trapped by ice, an 18th century navigator seeks absolution as he mourns his losses. Three contemporary scientists survey for oil in Canada’s Arctic. These stories intertwine as the arctic winds carry the fragmented stories of lost souls in a narrative reflecting on the relationship between guilt and responsibility.

Nerves of the Heart | 2013 | New Work
Nerves of the Heart | 2013 | New Work

Cast: 4M, 7F

Premiere: 2013 | Quest University Canada

Rights: Available

A new play about reason and desire. Created during an academic fellowship at Quest University Canada, Nerves examines the intersection between mathematics, philosophy and personal identity. It drew from Ashley’s experience studying infinity, theories of the shape of the universe, and self-referential systems.