Ashley Wren Collins

Ashley Wren Collins

Freelance Director/Producer/Writer/Choreographer/Actor

Ashley Wren Collins is a director/producer/writer/choreographer/actor who believes women are changemakers and is addicted to working with passionate collaborators to create dynamic, diverse, and engaging stories. Recent directing/producing: i only miss you when im breathing.

Full Bio
Ashley Wren Collins is a New York City-based director, producer, choreographer, actor and writer. She received her BA in English and Theatre Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and her MFA from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School IATT at Harvard University. Collins produced and acted in the feature film, Chasing Taste, Best Comedy winner of the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival and the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival. Chasing Taste received distribution on Amazon and iTunes.

Collins joined forces with Chasing Taste screenwriter Lori Fischer and country star Phil Vassar to co-produce and direct the short film, i only miss you when i'm breathing. Lori Fischer and Phil Vassar also star. The film is inspired by the true story of country legend Freddy Weller, and his wife Pippy. It features original music from Phil Vassar and Freddy Weller. It had its world premiere at the 2019 Nashville Film Festival.

Professional Credits
With regard to film/TV/new media:

Director, Co-Producer - i only miss you when i'm breathing (2019, short film)

Co-Producer - Chasing Taste (2013, feature film and "Best Comedy" winner, Burbank International Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival)

Co-Producer - Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood (2010, web series later turned into an award-winning rock musical comedy)

Co-Producer, Suzy & Duddy (2009, web series)

Other credits to note:

-director of off-off Broadway plays and musicals

-choreographer of off-off Broadway musicals

-published author of 4 books (most recent, Along Comes the Association: Beyond Folk Rock and Three-Piece Suits, Rare Bird Books, 2020)

-film, TV, theatre, and VO actor (recent credits include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Shades at Cherry Lane Theatre)
Industry Awards
Chasing Taste, "Best Comedy" winner, 2013 Burbank International Film Festival, 2014 Manhattan Film Festival. Chasing Taste also won "Best Editing" at VisionFest 2014.

Multiple awards for the stage (acting, choreography) and writing, including an Edward F. Albee Fellowship.