Christina Rose Ashby
Christina Rose Ashby is an Alaskan theater artist living in Brooklyn. Christina specializes in new work creation and the reimagining of classics. She is the founding artistic director of Permafrost Theatre Collective, an independent multi-media theater company in NYC. Christina conceived and directed PTC’s production of Are You Alice: A New Wonderland Tale, a classic reimagining that had several short runs in New York City and made its international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August of 2019.
Select past directing credits include “Lack of Milk,” “Lost Sock Laundromat Astoria Queens” and “Suspicion Obsession Paranoia Marriage,” all by frequent collaborator Ivan Faute; “Living With an Angel,” a semi-autobiographical clown fantasia by Catherine Restivo-Romito; “Life is a Dream: a New Vintage” by Calderon and adapted by Annie R. Such; and “A Bright Room Called Day” by Tony Kushner.
Christina is also a teaching artist and has taught in Alaska, New York, and West Virginia. She has been directing theater for young audiences since 2010.
As a performer, Christina has received extensive training in the Meisner and Method techniques, as well as in comedy and physical improvisation. Christina co-founded Alaska's premiere live-sketch comedy show in 2010 and was a member of Alaska's longest running improv troupe, Scared Scriptless.
Christina received her MFA in directing from the Actors Studio Drama School in 2015.