Ashlin Hatch

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Postgraduate Award, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - Theatre Arts Directing

Ashlin is pursuing her MA in Applied Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Her studies are a project of wondering: how can collaborative theater-making techniques be mobilized toward creating radically inclusive educational spaces? Ashlin is co-founder & resident director of Rhizome Theater Company, an applied theater ensemble that makes interview-based performances in partnership with communities across the United States. Alongside her work in theater, Ashlin also makes podcasts, concerts, films, and interactive immersive spaces. An interdisciplinary artist by nature, Ashlin mixes media to create work that starts parties, bares witness, cultivates intimacy, and sparks connections. Her recent collaborative partners include Virgin Entertainment, Night Vale Presents, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, the National Neurotrauma Society, amfAR, and NPR. Ashlin is a graduate of the Reed College Theatre program, a member of Phi Beta Kappa & Ring of Keys, an emergent strategist, a collector of uniquely patterned socks, a coffee lover, an enthusiastic dancer, an ardent believer in the power of softness, an aspiring garden-maker, and a practitioner of joyful curiosity.