The Cast of Time Stands Still: Meet Mandy
Energetic. Engaged. Edgy.
Meet Ashleigh Hicks, our Mandy. .
Ashleigh Hicks is a playwright/performer/embroiderer currently splitting her time between Edmonton and Calgary. Her award-winning plays have been produced in Edmonton, Vancouver, and Montreal. Recent performance credits include The Listening Room (Cardiac Theatre, 2018), Everyone We Know Will Be There (Tiny Bear Jaws, 2017) and The Odyssey (University of Alberta, 2017). She has studied with the University of Alberta’s BA Honours Drama program, and has trained in clown and neo-bouffon at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance.
In Ashleigh’s words: 'I think this play takes on a very interesting relevance in the face of widespread social media and how the near-instant, near-constant access to media from all over the world has impacted how people interact with journalism, and also how we face tragedy - really, how we interpret reality. I think some challenging questions are raised about sympathy, about desensitization, about self-care, about compassion.'