"Gritty and honest, sure to encourage post performance discussion among audience members of all ages and genders." 

- Time Out NY 


"Reminiscent of Tony Kushner... definitely a writer to keep an eye on..." - Show Business 


"That villainess is also a masterful presentation as Ashley Marinaccio connives without compunction only to fall into the madness provoked by the unraveling of her plot." 

- Backstage Blog 






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Ashley's production of Next to Normal is nominated for four Perry Awards - honoring outstanding theatre in New Jersey! 


July 26th: 7pm at The Wild Project. Ashley is a guest panelist on Between The Seas Festival "Arts and Activism" panel. 


June 20th through 28th: Ashley directs "Next to Normal" at Porch Light Productions in Glen Rock, NJ. Purchase tickets here.


June 9th through July 7th: Ashley's directing work is touring Europe with Girl Be Heard. Performances include "Trafficked", "9mm America" and "Girl Be Heard: Congo". Her work will be featured at the Global Summit to End Violence Against Women in London and the Roskild Music Festival in Copenhagen.


June 3rd at 7:00 pm: Ashley debuts her new play "There Are No Camels in Beirut" at Pace University's School for Performing Arts.


A 2014 Message




Fall: Ashley is a faculty member in the Performing Arts Department at Pace University teaching International Peformance Ensemble. Follow the work here.


Summer: Ashley debuted the beginning of a new piece on the life of computer activist Aaron Swartz under the mentorship of Lisa Rothe and Ellen McLaughlin in Performance in Action: A Master Class at Culture Project. Additionally, she directed The Future Has Spoken, featuring a theatrical response to the Trayvon Martin verdict by Girl Be Heard.


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Summer: 9mm America is Planet Connection's Outstanding Production of 2013. Ashley's shows received a total of 14 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity nominations including Outstanding Production and Outstanding Ensemble. She received 2 Outstanding Direction Nominations (Good Shape and 9mm America) and a Planet Activist Award Nomination. Read more here.


Spring: Ashley received the League of Professional Theatre Women's "Lucille Lortel Women Visionary Award" at Sardi's.


Winter: Girl Be Heard launch party hosted by Nigel Barker and tour in Dallas, Texas performing Trafficked.


Read Ashley's January 2013 E-Mail Blast

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