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Scholar Profile

Ashley Thaxton-Stevenson

Performing Arts


Ashley Renee Thaxton-Stevenson (she/her) is a theatre maker, educator, and facilitator originally from Southern California, with Black, white, and Korean ancestors.
As a director/dramaturg and performer, Ashley specializes in new play development, theater for young audiences, and contemporary applications of Shakespeare. She holds an BA from NYU Gallatin's School of Individualized Study and an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College.
As an educator and facilitator, her work supports youth, emerging theater artists, and arts organizations to deepen their creative practice through training, collaboration, and a spirit of generosity.
Ashley is the co-director of YouthWorks at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, an Adjunct Faculty Member with NYU’s Program in Educational Theatre (recipient of a Spring 2021 USG Departmental Award), Curriculum Advisor and Faculty Member with Fiasco Theater, and a Core Ensemble Member of the Verbatim Performance Lab.

High school:  Marshall Fundamental


College Year Degree
New York University
New York, NY
2014 B.A. Individualized Study, Intersections in Acting, Dance, and Critical Race Theory
Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY
2017 M.F.A. Acting

News and Highlights

Ashley Thaxton-Stevenson (MS '10)

Ready for the stage. Ashley Thaxton, MS ‘10, is one of only four NYU freshman to be cast in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s production of “Alice: Through the Looking-Glass,” a family freindly interpretation of Lewis Carol’s classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” There will be multiple performances in late October and early November at the Press Hall Black Box Theater.