Ashley Steed is a theatre maker, creative producer and writer. In Los Angeles, she's started a company that devises new works called The Visceral City Project and is also a member of Son of Semele Ensemble. She's worked on numerous projects as a director, performer or producer here in LA as well as London. She began her writing career with LA Stage Magazine under the mentorship of the late Lee Melville. Ashley holds a BA in Theatre from USC and an MA in Theatre and Performance from Queen Mary, University of London.

CHIMPSKIN review

This devised piece by the Puckwit Gang beautifuly depicts her life story through evocative movement, haunting music, and strong performances from the ensemble.

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FIRE & LIGHT review

The performers all deserve recognition for their unflinching commitment to their roles. Although the text is poetic, so much was said in their silences. And for intimate theatre like this, there’s no hiding.

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JON ARMSTRONG: COMIC AMAZEMENT review

Though some of his routines are stronger than others, here he proves why he’s considered by some to be one of the best close-up magicians today. His strongest routine blends his amazing ability of card manipulation and use of mathematics (which I won’t give away). With his wry sense of humour, he commands the audience in this thoroughly magical performance.

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Ashley Steed Concludes EiC Tour

Ten years ago I was an intern at LA Stage Alliance. One day Lee Melville, who was the Editor of LA Stage Magazine (like an actual magazine made of paper), came to us interns and asked us if we’d like to write an interview for the publication. I immediately...

Echo Theater Co launches 'Playwrights' Studio' with Boni B. Alvarez & Erik Patterson

Echo Theater Company launches
‘Playwrights’ Studio’ in May
LOS ANGELES (April 20, 2017) — The Echo Theater Company, anointed "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays" by the LA Weekly, introduces “Playwrights’ Studio,” a training center for playwrights, directors and actors creating new work in Los Angeles. Two six-week writing classes taught...

DCA Hosts L.A. Theater Town Hall featuring Greg Reiner - NEA

This is from their FACEBOOK EVENT:

Join Los Angeles area theatre professionals, presenters, art directors, and funders to get engaged about the LA Theater scene and its future.

Greg Reiner, NEA Director of Theater and Musical Theater, will be in Los Angeles to discuss the current state of affairs at the...

Director Jon Lawrence Rivera Celebrates 25 Years of Playwrights' Arena

Director Jon Lawrence Rivera

Director Jon Lawrence Rivera founded Playwrights’ Arena in 1992 at the time of the LA riots. Wanting to produce plays by LA-based playwrights and to create opportunities for actors of color, Rivera has been changing and challenging the Los Angeles theatrical landscape...