Originally from White Rock, British Columbia, Ashlie Corcoran directs both theatre and opera, working across Canada and internationally.  She is the Incoming Artistic Director of the Arts Club in Vancouver and Artistic Producer for Theatre Smash here in Toronto. Ashlie’s relationship with Tarragon runs deep – she started her career as the theatre’s administrative assistant and apprentice stage manager. Later she was an assistant director on No Great Mischief, and after that was the Urjo Kareda Emerging Artist in 2010/11. She directed The Ugly One in 2014. Ashlie was the Artistic Director of the Thousand Islands Playhouse from 2012-2017, where she directed 15 productions. Additional credits include directing Das Ding (The Thing) (Theatre Smash/Canadian Stage/TIP); The Gay Heritage Project (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre/National Tour); Kiss (Theatre Smash/Canadian Stage/ARC); Me and My Girl (Shaw Festival); Bed & Breakfast (Centaur Theatre, Belfry Theatre) and 10 projects at the Canadian Opera Company. Upcoming: Mamma Mia (Citadel Theatre).