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Ashley Teague

Teague is the founding Artistic Director of Notch Theatre Company.

Teague is the founding artistic director of Notch Theatre Company and a recipient of the Embark Fellowship Award for Social Innovation in Entrepreneurship. Notch creates community-responsive theatre to drive change around the pressing issues of our time, offering communities across the nation a platform to tell their stories on stage and be their own change makers. Notch is currently producing Wild Home, which takes an odyssey across rural America using theatre to tell personal stories about threatened wilderness spaces and the communities that depend on them. Notch is also a participating partner on Remember2019 - an effort to make space for the congregation of the Black communities in the Arkansas Detla, supporting and facilitating local practices of self-determination, memory, and reflection as directly related to the mass lynching of 1919, the lasting effects of racial terror, and the current and future health of these communities. And Notch co-developed FIT, a play by Gwen Kingston about the American eugenics movement of the 20th century that partners with the Intellectual Disabled Community. While with Cornerstone Theater Company, Teague developed and produced Talk It Out, which travels throughout California creating community-engaged theater aimed at changing public policy around the school to prison pipeline crisis. As a creative content producer, she worked on such films as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls, Gus Van Sant's Promised Land, Paul Haggis' Next Three Days, and Tina Chism’s Peeples. Recent directing credits include Wild Home (Delicious Orchards, CO), FIT (La Mama Studios, NYC; Spectrum Theatre/Trinity Rep, RI; White Heron Theater, MA), Sense and Sensibility (Redlands University, CA), Anna Karenina (White Heron Theater, MA), The Language Archive (UNC/Playmakers Rep), Capsized (Cherry Lane, NYC), Twelfth Night (Gallery Players, NY), The Rehearsal (Asolo Rep/FSU, FL), CHQ Project (Chautauqua Theatre Co, NY), Scapegoat (Delta Cultural Center, AR), Willful (California State Capitol), Ajax (Casa0101/Theater of War Productions, CA). 

Theatre's Part in the Quest to Save Public Land
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Theatre's Part in the Quest to Save Public Land

19 September 2018

Ashley Teague discusses how Notch Theatre Company is using community-led theatre and storytelling to help fight to protect public land.