Ashley is most well known as the creator of the off-Broadway hit Trial directed by Lori Petty (Orange is the New Black, A League of Their Own) for which she won the WellLife Network award and a county commendation. She is the creator of the pop culture phenomenon Forever Deadward (New World Stages) which received rave reviews, was featured on E! MTV, and Entertainment Weekly among others. As a writer, Ashley’s plays have been produced off-Broadway in New York, as well as in Los Angeles, and Chicago. Highlights include: Theater: Snow - Playwrights Horizons developmental reading, NYC workshop which received a NYIT Award Nomination for best new play and was a semi finalist for the Shakespeare's New Contemporaries award, The Shadowlands - development at La MaMa, NYC, Looking For Wonderland - a semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill Festival and under consideration by The Public Theater, co written with Cirque du Soleil creator/star Joel Jeske, with director Gabriel Barre (Amazing Grace, Broadway) attached and Lyra: A Dark Fairy Tale. Film/T.V: Blank Paige - currently under consideration by Amazon, Ophelia, Descending - slated to be released 2020.
Ashley is an Artistic Associate at NY Rep. She was 2018/2019 Artist in Residence at the Access Theater Company and was 2011/2012 Artist in Residence at Dreamcatcher Entertainment. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild, LPTW and LMDA .
"If storytelling—as put by Griffin—is a dying art, then she herself is in the vanguard of its resuscitation...Owing to a rich heritage of stories past and present, Griffin’s work reflects the best elements of storytellers past and combines them in her own style (with) just enough detail for the imaginations of her audience to take over." - Paper Tiger Reviews
"Within the subtext of Ashley Griffin's dark stories of struggle and survival is one of the most surprisingly cathartic voices about mortality and immortality." - Producer Mike Rinaldi