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“The direction of this outstanding ensemble cast has been adroitly shared by Joe Messina & Ashley H. White. White has the added benefit of being a Fight Choreographer, so while the actresses fling themselves with abandon over furniture and across the small stage, we are never worried for their safety. The directors seamlessly have worked together and created a rollicking show filled with the slamming doors of farce, mask work, representational theatre, music, and used their uber-talented cast to create a vivacious and spectacular piece of art.”
The Revolutionists |IMPRINT Theatreworks
John Garcia’s The Column

The Revolutionists is nevertheless a persistent, provocative, and particularly relevant piece of theater. Under the direction of co-artistic directors Ashley H. White and Joe Messina, Imprint Theatreworks’ production delivers a deluge of poignant, witty moments, beautifully rendered and flamboyantly framed.”
The Revolutionists |IMPRINT Theatreworks
Culture Map

“Joe Messina and Ashley H. White co-direct this flight of fancy with appropriate verve and élan—and with a cast who yank us right into the script’s passion, quirkiness, and moments of woman-to-woman truth-telling.”
The Revolutionists |IMPRINT Theatreworks
Theaterjones

“As innocents experiencing first love, they are reasonably plausible. Credit for the convincing affection between the two boys goes to intimacy choreographer Ashley H. White”
Lilies |Kelley & Linek
Theaterjones

“Director Ashley White and her savvy, intrepid cast engage us with an assured, persuasive touch. Jordan and Nash take us beyond the torrid Frankie and Johnny to Sara, Tom and Michael, convincingly flawed and utterly human.”
Murder Ballad |IMPRINT Theatreworks
Sharp Critic

“Under Ashley H. White’s unique and skillful direction, Imprint Theatreworks’ staging of the show is as close to perfect as the show can be.”
Murder Ballad |IMPRINT Theatreworks
Broadway World

“Under the direction of Ashley H. White, the cast members give energetic and engaging performances, throwing themselves into the piece with gusto.”
Murder Ballad |IMPRINT Theatreworks
Theaterjones

“Director Ashley H. White has successfully worked with the cast to bring the play forward into our vocabulary-desensitized culture. This cast digs into their work with the same intensity their characters bring to their jobs as salesmen.”
Glengarry Glen Ross |IMPRINT Theatreworks
Theaterjones

“But where would Zorro be without the sword-play? Not to fear-the fencing work in this production is excellent (Thanks to Fight Choreographer Ashley H. White and Assistant Fight Choreographer Carlo Aceytuno). Considering the limited space they must work with, the sword fighting is fast and thrilling, conveying just the right amount of danger to get the audience on the edge of their seats.”
Zorro! The Musical |Plaza Theatre Company
John Garcia’s The Column

“Director Ashley White tames this robust, boisterous, frantic content with mastery and eclat. The enormous cast, the digressions, the witty dance numbers and unexpectedly emotional turns, the demanding costume changes. White brings them off joyously and with the assurance to make them seamless. The cast is nimble, frothy, funny and at the top of their game. Ashley White has concocted a giddy, moving, memorable show, that would have daunted many other directors.”
Peter and the Starcatcher |Onstage in Bedford
Sharp-Critic.com

“A lot of backs are to be patted in this production, starting with those of director Ashley H. White and choreographer Michael Albee. White’s staging is highly creative and imaginative in every regard… Presented with an abundance of energy and panache, this thoroughly well-planned and well-executed production more than does justice to this show.”
Peter and the Starcatcher |Onstage in Bedford
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Ashley H. White directs this romp with levity and just enough looseness to let the audience know that nothing serious will be required of them for the next two and a half hours. Her use of people as set and background is innovative and fun.”
Peter and the Starcatcher |Onstage in Bedford
Irish Film Critic

“Whenever I have seen a show that Ms. White directed, I was overwhelmed, captivated, consumed, and always deeply, deeply, moved. Her skills in navigating emotionally-charged, risky, fresh material seem intuitive, razor-sharp and far beyond mere competence. If you hold your theatre experiences sacred and are constantly looking for your next raucous rush, she is the one you should never miss. Ashley H. White has courage to spare.”
Ashley H. White: Portrait of a Director | Christopher Stephen Soden
The Examiner

“If you missed it, you missed the funniest play of the year. […] Just a day like any other in the world of Director Ashley H. White, whose flare for farce was reflected in the high-energy, hysterically physical performances she elicited from her cast.”
Unnecessary Farce | Onstage In Bedford
John Garcia’s The Column

“Director Ashley H. White does a great job of staging the actors to create laugh-out-loud moments. She uses her extensive experience staging combat scenes to create a wacky four-way handgun standoff. White choreographs her scenes beautifully and her collaboration with designers and actors is well planned.”
Unnecessary Farce | Onstage In Bedford
John Garcia’s The Column

“Director Ashley White deserves tons of credit for making this play by Paul Slade Smith work so well. She maintains a breathless pace, uses her space brilliantly and does a particularly good job of exploiting physical comedy.”
Unnecessary Farce | Onstage In Bedford
The Fort Worth Star Telegram

“Half the fun of this particular play exists in the unexpected physical comedy that pops up throughout it. Rover Dramawerks’ cast deftly employs this physical comedy with impeccable subtlety and timing to create fast-paced, ludicrous, entertaining nonsense that keeps the audience roaring. The energy that it takes to keep up the pace must be enormous, and they deserve big crowds in which to deliver that energy. Go and see. And I dare you not to laugh.”
It Runs in the Family | Rover Dramawerks
John Garcia’s  The Column

“FANTASTIC. The Fox on the Fairway at ONSTAGE in Bedford was absolutely fantastic. From the first line to the last, the play was a riotous, non-stop laugh fest.”
Fox on the Fairway | Onstage In Bedford
John Garcia’s The Column

“If you want to see a powerful piece of tragic drama delivered in a direct and powerful way, take time to see A Steady Rain.”
A Steady Rain | ICT Theatre on the Edge
John Garcia’s The Column

 

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