Ashley Rodbro is a director and writer for theater and tv/film.
She’s currently the Resident Director for Hamilton: An American Musical (And Peggy company—Puerto Rico & San Francisco), which starts performances in January 2019. She’s also the Associate Director for the Broadway-bound Moulin Rouge! musical, which starts performances at the Hirschfeld Theater in June 2019.
She was the Associate Director and Script Supervisor for the hit show Oh, Hello on Broadway with John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, and director Alex Timbers on the show Off-Broadway, on a National Tour, on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater, and as a special on Netflix, released in 2017. She was also the Assistant Director for John Mulaney’s Kid Gorgeous Netflix special at Radio City Music Hall in February 2018.
When it comes to her own theatrical projects, she has directed plays, musicals, and comedy at Ars Nova, Musical Theater Factory, CAP 21, 54 Below, the New York Fringe Festival, and Yale, working with writers including Cory Finley (Thoroughbreds film), Will Stephen (Saturday Night Live), Ethan Kuperberg (Transparent), and Mark Sonnenblick and Sam Salmond (Jonathan Larson Award winners). Her play, Running Interference (written with Eric William Morris) was a Time Out Critic’s Pick and was published by Indie Theater Now.
She recently directed two short films, which she also co-wrote, both of which are currently in post-production: Running Interference (based on the play of the same name), co-written with and starring Eric William Morris, and Flesh & Bone, co-written with Stephanie Cowan and featuring a song by Joe Iconis (Broadway-bound Be More Chill, NBC’s Smash). She was also a finalist for a 2017 Writers Guild East television writing fellowship for her half hour comedy pilot, City Band.
She graduated from Yale in 2009, where she was the President of the Yale Dramat. She loves TV shows from the 90s and has seen every episode of ER. She’s originally from Wadsworth, Illinois. She plays flute, piccolo, and saxophone. She’s a middle child!