Ash was born in Montreal, Quebec and started working at a young age as an actor,
getting his first agent at the age of 10. He moved to London, England at the age of 20 to
attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for 3 years on a scholarship. He graduated with a
RADA Diploma and a Bachelor’s Degree in Acting from the University of London.
He remained in England acting in various productions before returning to Canada
and performing at the Stratford Festival of Canada. Ash has been fortunate to work with
some of the most talented artists in the U.K. (Birmingham and London), the U.S.A. (New
York), all over Canada, and even Uganda (Kampala).
Ash was nominated for a Dora award as Best Actor (Brothel #9), and for a Critic’s
Choice award for Directing (Tragedie of Lear). His first play, “Enkidu and Gilgamesh” was
work-shopped in London, England (2011) and New York City (2013). He’s been part of
numerous new play development workshops, regularly works with the Stratford Festival on
directing/teaching Shakespeare workshops, and recently completed his first year at The
Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Directing.
DIRECTOR – Antigone Project, Assistant on Henry VIII (Stratford Festival); Tragedie of
Lear, Enchanted Loom (Independent); Julius Caesar (King’s Co.); Anak (CBT); Tyson’s
Song (BMIT); Assistant on Life of Jude (Summerworks)
ACTOR – Count of Monte Cristo, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stratford Festival); Amadeus
(Talk is Free); Julius Caesar, Much Ado, Three Musketeers, Antony & Cleopatra (SLSF);
carried away on the crest of a wave (Tarragon Theatre); Free as Injuns (NEPA/BIBT);
wise woman (bcurrent); Beneath the Banyan Tree (Theatre Direct); Romeo & Juliet
(Birmingham Old Rep, TCT)
Film/TV: The Kindness of Strangers, The Border, Mayday, Un Tueur Si Proche
Radio/Recordings: Far Cry 4, Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Ubisoft); Theory, Vitals, carried
away on the crest of a wave (PlayME CBC Podcasts); Merchant of Venice (BBC Audio
Training: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; King’s College, University of London (UK);
Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction.
Awards: Nominations – Critic’s Choice Award Outstanding Direction Tragedie of Lear, Dora
Award Best Actor Brothel #9 (Factory Theatre).