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Ashley Renee Thaxton-Stevenson

Senior Manager of Education Programs

Ashley Renee Thaxton-Stevenson (she/her/hers) is a theatre maker, educator, and non-profit administrator originally from Southern California, with Black, white, and Korean ancestors. She is passionate about the work of antiracism in our art-making and art-training spaces. As a theater maker and educator, her work is focused on antiracist actor training, collaborative new play development, and contemporary adaptations of Shakespeare.

Recent theater credits include:
Directing: Origen Story (Water House Collective) and Sea Longing (Actors’ Theatre of Boston & The Parsnip Ship) by Nina Ki; The Living History Project (New Victory LabWorks) by Molly Powers Gallagher
Dramaturg: The Winter’s Tale (NYU); A More (Un)Perfect Union (Wombat Theatre Company)
Acting: You Can’t Unring the Bell (Verbatim Performance Lab); The Skin of Our Teeth (Wombat Theatre Company)

Ashley has worked in arts education and nonprofit administration at the 14th Street Y, New York University, Brooklyn College, Lineage Performing Arts Center, and the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program. She is currently an Adjunct Faculty Member at NYU’s Program in Educational Theatre. When she is not working on plays or spreadsheets, you will find her baking pies.

BA: NYU Gallatin; MFA: Brooklyn College