Originally from White Rock, British Columbia, Ashlie Corcoran directs both theatre and opera, working across Canada and internationally
Ashlie is the Artistic Director of the Arts Club Theatre Company, holding the position for just over one year. From 2012-2017, Ashlie was the Artistic Director of the Thousand Islands Playhouse, where she directed 15 productions. She is the co-founder and Artistic Producer for Theatre Smash in Toronto, for which she has directed seven productions, including the critically acclaimed The Ugly One, which won a Dora Award for Outstanding Production. Additionally, Ashlie has directed across Canada at theatres such as the Shaw Festival, Citadel Theatre, Canadian Stage, Tarragon Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Philadelphia, Belfry Theatre, Centaur Theatre, and Western Canada Theatre. She is a British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholar, a member of the Lincoln Centre Directors’ Lab, and has been nominated for three directing awards from the Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
Ashlie’s theatrical interests are broad – from staging large-scale opera and music theatre, to seeking out contemporary post-dramatic international theatre seen before in Canada, to developing new works with writers and creators.