Fight Direction

Ashley works regularly as a Fight Director and Choreographer. Her award-winning fight choreography and direction aims for realism and excitement, while promoting safety, consistency, and confidence.

Ashley fight directs for stage and film, and teaches stage combat to all ages. Contact her for more information and availability.

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Recent Fight Direction Experience:

Blood Brothers by Willy Russell
IMPRINT Theatreworks, Dallas, TX
Unarmed, Guns, Knife

Angels in America Part II: Perestroika by Tony Kushner*
Uptown Players, Dallas, TX
Unarmed

Iron by Rona Munro
Artists Enclave, Denton, TX
Unarmed

Work Wife by Jacie Hood
Stomping Ground Comedy, Dallas, TX
Intimacy

Captain Blood! By Joe Dickinson
Pocket Sandwich Theater; Dallas, TX
Unarmed, Mass Battles, Single Sword/Swashbuckling, Machete)

Murder Ballad by Juliana Nash and Julia Jordan*
IMPRINT Theatreworks; Dallas, TX
Unarmed, Found Objects, Bat, Stunt: throw into high fall & Intimacy

Lillies by Michael Marc Bouchard
Bath House Cultural Center; Dallas, TX
Intimacy & Unarmed

Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn
Theatre Coppell; Coppell; TX
Knife; Unarmed; Stunt: High Fall over Balcony

Zorro! The Musical by The Gipsy Kings and John Cameron
Plaza Theatre Company; Cleburne, TX
Sword, Dagger, Whip, Unarmed, Mass Battles & Intimacy

Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice
ONSTAGE in Bedford; Bedford, TX
Unarmed, Sing Sword with found objects, whip, Stunts: lifts, throws, high jumps

Psycho Beach Party! By Charles Busch*
Theatre Three; Dallas, TX
Unarmed, Mass Brawls, Rolls & Falls

Company by Stephen Sondheim
Onstage in Bedford; Bedford, TX
Intimacy

Oklahoma! By Rodgers & Hammerstein
The Firehouse Theatre; Farmers Branch, TX
Unarmed, Knife, Mass Bar Brawl

Oklahoma! By Rodgers & Hammerstein
Stolen Shakespeare Guild; Fort Worth, TX
Unarmed, Knife, Mass Bar Brawl

Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott*
Contemporary Theatre; Dallas, TX
Unarmed, Knife, Found Weapons, Stunt: Stair Fall

DrCook‘s Garden by Ira Levin
Theatre Coppell; Coppell, TX
Unarmed, Found Objects

The Lyons by Nicky Silver*
Uptown Players, Dallas, TX
Unarmed

City of Angels by Larry Gelbart*
Theatre Three; Dallas, TX
Unarmed

Greetings! By Tom Dudzick
Onstage in Bedford; Bedford, TX
Unarmed

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop
Mainstage Irving, Las Colinas; Irving, TX
Unarmed, Found Weapons, Firearms

The Great American Trailer Park Musical by Betsy Kelso
Runway Theatre; Grapevine, TX
Unarmed, Firearms

Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig
ONSTAGE in Bedford; Bedford, TX
Unarmed & Intimacy

It Runs in the Family by Ray Cooney
Rover Dramawerks; Plano, TX
Unarmed

A Steady Rain by Keith Huff
Mainstage Irving, Las Colinas; Irving, TX
Unarmed

Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade-Smith
ONSTAGE in Bedford; Bedford, TX
Unarmed, Firearms & Intimacy

Little Red by Cesar Cui
Millennium Opera Theatre; Dallas, TX
Knife, Unarmed, Stunt: Lifts

Kaschei the Immortal by Rimsky-Korsakov
Millennium Opera Theatre; Dallas, TX
Broadsword, Unarmed 

*Denotes Equity Production

Member: Society of American Fight Directors
Advanced Actor Combatant Certification: (Recommended Certification: Unarmed Combat, Single Sword, Knife, Broad Sword, Sword & Shield, Rapier & Dagger, Quarterstaff)

* Awards and Recognitions *

Outstanding Contribution: Fight & Intimacy Choreography: Murder Ballad 2018 DFW Critics Forum Award
Outstanding Direction: The Revolutionists (with co-director, Joe Messina) 2018 DFW Critics Forum Award
Outstanding Direction: Murder Ballad 2018 DFW Critics Forum Award
Outstanding Direction: Glengarry Glen Ross 2018 DFW Critics Forum Award
Special Recognition for Outstanding Fight & Intimacy Choreography 2017 Column Award
Best Director of 2013 in The Column’s Best of 2013 Issue (It Runs in the Family)
Most Intense Drama of 2013 in The Columns Best of 2013 Issue (A Steady Rain)
Best Director 2012 Non-Equity Column Award (Unnecessary Farce)
Best Production of 2012 in The Column’s Best of 2012 Issue (Unnecessary Farce)

* Training *
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy: Graduate of the Studio Program (NYC)
Stage Combat: Over a decade of stage combat training, holding distinction of Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors (Recommended Certification: Unarmed Combat, Single Sword, Knife, Broad Sword, Sword & Shield, Rapier & Dagger, Quarterstaff)