Journey Around My Bedroom is a
NEW YORK TIMES Top 5 Critic's Pick!
Ashley starred as Xavi in the world premiere of the New Ohio Theatre's 2020 Theatre For Young Minds production Journey Around My Bedroom by Dianne Nora with music by Hyeyoung Kim, which received a NEW YORK TIMES Top 5 Critic's Pick!
This online interactive experience borrows techniques of the Victorian toy theatre (like paper cutout characters) and combines them with contemporary style puppetry and original songs. Designed specifically for online viewing, it invites viewers to turn their cameras on to participate in select scenes. A post-show talkback after each performance invites them to meet the puppeteers, ask questions, and explore behind-the-scenes. Audience members will also receive a printable puppet template that they can make and color at home.
Principal photography wrapped on
I Kissed Your Boyfriend
Party Claw Productions has wrapped principal photography on I Kissed Your Boyfriend: Another Feminist Vlog. This marks the first web series from the NYC-based company.
Based on the 2016 stage play co-developed and directed by Chelsea Bryn Lockie, I Kissed Your Boyfriend is an autobiographical digital series that follows Laura as she navigates sex, dating, and feminism. The current version is directed by Ashley Kristeen Vega and stars Laura Kay.
The series is set to be released in January 2021 and can be streamed on Party Claw Productions' YouTube Channel.
Little Women returns as a new virtual production for 2020 holiday season
Ashley will be reprising her role as Beth March in The Gift of Giving: A Little Women Experience: 5 Days of Interactive Holiday Fun!
Hedgepig's annual holiday production of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (adapted by Brooke Viegut) is going ONLINE this year in a very merry format. Starting on December 15th, the March sisters will release short videos every other day. In each episode, you'll get to know the Little Women even better, build joyous holiday cheer, carol along with with March family, and even do activities with the sisters. It's fun for the whole family ( recommended for ages 5+). For those who live near Fort Greene, Brooklyn, we've even got some holiday cheer-building you can do in the neighborhood! Your ticket gives you access to the festive Little Women website, where you will find each new video as they become available, instructions for the crafts, and lots of fun. Follow along in time with us - or pace yourself as is best for you! The Little Women experience will remain online until the chime of midnight on December 31st.
Holiday cheer awaits December 15th, December 17th, December 19th, December 21st, and December 23rd!
The Skeleton Rep(resents) presents new play Absolution with Salon Series
Ashley has been tapped to play Sister Xavier in a brand new play. Absolution by Emily Claire Schmitt.
Under the direction of Ria T. DiLullo, Absolution tells the story of Catholic blogger and Twitter personality Alice Barnes, searching for a new direction after losing her job at a “feminist” influencing agency. When a popular progressive account criticizes her content, she is at first indignant, but then sees an opportunity. Alice endeavors to transform herself into the online face of Catholic Reparations, hoping to bridge the gap between herself and communities harmed by the Church. But unlike the Sacrament of Reconciliation, reparations do not entail absolution. And the more Alice attempts to effect healing, the more pain she causes.
OPEN is a critical success, "Magic is real."
Party Claw Productions celebrated a successful run of Crystal Skillman's OPEN, a magic show without magic.
Critics described the show as "absolutely stunning", with one reviewer raving "The production’s subtlety is a testament to the power of simplicity to have a profound impact on viewers, virtual though they may be... Magic is real." Another reviewer remarked the show was "as enchanting as it is gut-punching and honest", and cited Miss Vega's performance as "captivating... engaging throughout, as her charisma and range of emotions lure you into her spell for the show’s 70-minute running time."
Party Claw Productions announces Open, a solo show starring Ashley Kristeen Vega
Party Claw is excited to join the ranks of New York theatre producers with their inaugural production, OPEN by Crystal Skillman. Under the direction of NTI Alum Sophie Sam and starring Ashley Kristeen Vega, OPEN is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
OPEN is a magic act that reveals itself to be a resurrection. A woman called the Magician presents a myriad of tricks for our entertainment, yet her performance seems to be attempting the impossible—to save the life of her partner, Jenny. But is our faith in her illusions enough to rewrite the past? The clock is ticking, the show must go on, and, as impossible as it may seem, this Magician’s act may be our last hope against a world filled with intolerance and hate.
The play will be streaming LIVE at 8 pm on October 2nd & 3rd, with a 2 pm matinee performance on October 4th.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE via www.PartyClawProductions.com!
Party Claw Productions launches in NYC
Co-founded by Ashley Kristeen Vega & Brooklyn artist Laura Kay amidst the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown, Party Claw Productions is an independent multi-disciplinary media production company specializing in experimental, female-driven work that challenges industry standards. Our mission is to break down stigmas without breaking the bank, to empower marginalized voices, and to champion genuine feminist stories.
The company has already produced several works, including many on the film festival circuit such as Wide Eyed, This Sux!! (A Middle School Story), and the award-winning self-care digital series Petunia's Playhouse, and looks forward to adding theatre productions to their roster.
Wide Eyed selected as Festival Highlight
Party Claw Production's latest thriller Wide Eyed has been selected as a Festival Highlight by Guest Contributor to The Sequestered Micro-Short Film Festival, Zora Iman Crews. Crews describes the film as "more mysterious and darker" and "its connection to quarantine was a little less literal and more symbolic".
The film, which was conceived, written, shot, edited and finalized in 5 days during self-isolation of the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown, stars Laura Kay & was directed by Ashley Kristeen Vega. The pair have found success for Wide Eyed with The Sequestered, as well as being selected as an Official Selection of the New Faces New Voices Film Festival, Venice Shorts Film Festival, and the upcoming Strong Chance Film Festival in October.
Ashley joins Cocotazo Media's Timestorm
Ashley will be lending her voice to Timestorm, an audio fiction series produced by Cocotazo Media.
Timestorm follows the story of the Ventura twins, siblings yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. In the twenty-first century, the twins must navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret.
Unsustainable AF welcomes their Andria
Ashley joins the new short film Unsustainable AF as Andria, a fashion designer and co-founder of the sustainable lingerie brand Pura Intima.
Unsustainable AF is a short office comedy that takes place in a post-covid universe. The film follows Elise as she goes back to work after quarantine. But when plans for business improvements start to fall apart, will Elise fall apart with them? Filming is set to begin this fall in New York City.
New play Split Screen finds reading cast
Ashley will be playing Corinne in a virtual reading of Jonathan Marcantoni's newest play, Split Screen.
His first comedic work, Split Screen is a story on two film sets, 25 years apart, and follows two timelines of a father & daughter, both creating films in their own right. The reading is produced in partnership with LCG Media and will be streamed live on September 4, 2020.
Petunia's Playhouse sweeps festivals
Petunia's Playhouse is a new self-care series from Brooklyn creator Laura Kay and co-produced by Party Claw Productions in New York City.
Ashley can be seen in Episode 4: Boundaries, which has been honored with the Award of Merit from the Best Shorts Festival 2020 and Honorable Mention from the Independent Shorts Awards LA Film Festival 2020. The series as a whole has also swept the 2020 film festival circuit, being chosen as an Official Selection in many festivals and winning several titles in various categories.
THIS SUX!! (A Middle School Story) is an Official Selection of The Sequestered
THIS SUX!! (A Middle School Story) is a film conceived by Ashley with fellow co-founder of Party Claw Productions, Laura Kay.
Written, shot, edited, and finalized in 3 days within isolation, this film has been accepted into The Sequestered Micro Short Film Festival and looks forward to an online premiere at 8 pm on May 22nd, 2020.
Women's Theatre Festival's virtual production of LOVE AND INFORMATION
The Women's Theatre Festival of Raleigh, North Carolina is producing a new, online festival amidst the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown. Ashley has accepted a role in the WTFringe Lab production of LOVE AND INFORMATION, Caryl Churchill's classic play about non-linear vignettes of life.
This ambitious, LIVE virtual production is streamed via Twitch, with performances on July 11th, 18th, and 31st.
Visit wtvirtualf2020.sched.com for tickets and more information.
Onstage Blog article is released online
Ashley has accepted a position as a Feature Writer for the popular online theatre and film resource Onstage Blog, and her first article about the Madison Square Garden performance for NYC school children is now live on the blog's site.
OnStage Blog officially went live in May of 2014 and since then has become of the most popular theatre blogs in the world. Currently based in Connecticut and New York City, OnStage Blog has a writing staff of over twenty that span from the Tri-State Area to Los Angeles as well as Toronto and the United Kingdom. Our social media audience is ever-growing with over 157,000 likes on Facebook, 5,000 followers on Instagram and 1,800 on Twitter.
Psychasthenia Hollywood Premiere is a red carpet success
After the Hollywood premiere of Psychasthenia, where the film was honored with BEST THRILLER at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, filmmakers and stars Elliot Stevens and Ashley Kristeen Vega took to the red carpet to enjoy their well-deserved win.
New Web Series Well, Ashley... finalizes Pilot
Well, Ashley... - a new web series Co-created by & starring Ashley Kristeen Vega - has been in development for almost a year. Broad City meets Arrested Development with the flavor of Fleabag in Well, Ashley... , the semi-true life story of one young woman’s struggle to act, to find love, and to get paid for it. Either one, honestly.
You thought this would be easy? Well, Ashley…
Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man now streaming
Ashley stars as Mary Jane "MJ" Watson, the famous love interest of none other than Peter Parker - AKA Spider-Man in After School Film Production's new fan film Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man. Based on Marvel Comics' The Amazing Spider-Man storyline, the film also introduces the Marvel Adventures Cinematic Universe, created by writer, producer, and co-star Alejandro Joewono & developed by co-star & co-director Kerri Sitty.