Christopher Ashley

Christopher Ashley's recent projects include Nine Armenians at the Intiman Theatre and I Hate Hamlet in Chicago. He directed Paul Rudnick's The Naked Truth (the previous version of The Naked Eye) at the WPA Theatre in New York and Claudia Shear's one-woman show, Blown Sideways Through Life (and the film version for PBS's American Playhouse). He also directed Mr. Rudnick's Jeffrey off Broadway, on Broadway, and in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as the feature film. Other New York credits include Das Barbecü; Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the Mirror at the New York Shakespeare Festival; The White Rose, The Night Hank Williams Died, and Buzzsaw Berkeley at the WPA Theatre; Dario Fo's Eve's Diary/Story of the Tiger; and A Breath of Fresh Air at New York Theatre Workshop, among others. Resident credits include the Philadelphia Theatre Company, where he directed Miss Ever's Boys; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Haikin; and The Cocktail Hour (also at Cincinnati Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Company), and Story of the Tiger at Los Angeles Theatre Company. Mr. Ashley is the recipient of Obie, Lucille Lortel, and Dramalogue awards for Jeffrey and Fires in the Mirror.