Theatre Insomnia Team
Ashley is an emerging playwright and director, with her BA in Theatre and Communications from York University. Originally from Windsor, ON, Ashley has travelled internationally as a theatre artist. After settling in Toronto, her playwrighting career took off with her first production, All of Me, which was a part of the Toronto Fringe 2018 Festival. Before writing and directing All of Me, her other directing credits include: A Memory, a Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer (V-day Orlando) and assistant director for The Concept (Edinburgh Fringe 2016) and The Stage Manager's Guide to Dating Assholes (Toronto Fringe 2016). Ashley has additional experience in stage management, technical production, and publicity/marketing. Her dream is to take her broad experience in theatre and use it to power her own indie theatre company, Theatre Insomnia, where she is currently the Artistic Director. Inspired by other Toronto companies that focus on disadvantaged groups in our society, Ashley intends to follow in their footsteps by creating a safe, creatively-free environment for artists in the Greater Toronto area.
Wendel is an emerging producer, production manager, and costumer based in Toronto. Coming from a multidisciplinary background in the arts, Wendel takes pride in fine tuning a variety of skills in order to better understand his craft. After starting his career as a costume technician, Wendel went on to make his costume design debut in January 2017 for The Gut Girls (Alumnae Theatre,) which he also co-produced. Recent costuming credits include Macbeth’s Head (Malfi Productions, 2017,) and Exiles (Sad Ibsen Theatre, 2016). Producing credits include: The Gut Girls (Alumnae Theatre, 2017,) All of Me (Theatre Insomnia, 2018,) and A Christmas Carol (Soup Can Theatre & The Three Ships Collective, 2018.) Wendel recently worked as a Production Assistant for Stavox Entertainment on their production of David Ross Bowie's Four Chords and A Gun, and as Production Manager/Co-Producer for Soup Can Theatre and The Three Ship Collective's critically acclaimed remount of A Christmas Carol.
Trevor graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber in 2014 with a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Honours) in Public Relations, and a diploma in Media Studies. Since graduating, he has worked as a Marketing Manager for Jack Astor’s as well as a brand ambassador for multiple Toronto-based organizations. Recently, he has been working as a Project Coordinator for Great Canadian Construction Ltd, and is working towards his Gold Seal Certification. In addition to his work experience, his passion for the arts and creativity drive him, and he regularly performs in Drag shows around Toronto in his spare time. Trevor is excited to bring his training and passion for the arts together as Theatre Insomnia’s new Marketing Director.