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Ashley Griffin is most well known as the first person in history to be nominated for a major award for both playing and directing Hamlet. As a performer, Ashley has appeared extensively on and Off-Broadway as well as in T.V. and film. Highlights include work at The Gershwin Theater, Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club and The Public Theater, as well as on The Greatest Showman, Homeland and Diabolical, among others. Last season, her play The Opposite of Love had a reading at New York Rep (which was also produced by Neil Gooding Productions) as well as her play Portrait of a Heart had a reading at The Fisher Center. This season, she directs a reading of Marlin Thomas’ new play Middle Man, as well as Scott Stern’s Start Up. [read more...]


...intriguing... – The New York Times

The Neurology of the Soul – “(Ashley Griffin is) intriguing…addressing the audience.”


...a warrior of stage direction... – The Harlem Times

Hamlet – “A warrior of stage direction…she transports us through eras, characters and story lines clearly and with ferocious grace…It is truly stunning what she can do with…nothing but the simplest stage magic.”


...physical and emotional... – Paper Tiger Reviews

Snow – “Astrid is, in the hands of her architect Griffin, a tragic and arresting centerpiece to the story. Astrid is a physical and emotional challenge for any actress, and Ashley plays her roles with the commitment of one who created them, but more importantly, understands them.”


...remarkable... –

Hamlet – "Griffin not only directs this piece but also does a remarkable job leading it as Hamlet. ....Griffin has directed a ... deeply moving production. I applaud her..."



Aaron Sanko


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