Ashley W. Grantham (He/They) is originally from N.C. and graduated with an M.F.A. in Performance Pedagogy from VCUArts (May 2019)! His/their thesis regards: “The Ground On Which I Stand”: Healing Queer Trauma through Performance: Crafting a Solo Performance through the investigation of Ritual Poetic Drama within the African Continuum (as facilitated by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates). Ashley has been so fortunate to have taught Introduction to Stage Performance, Play-Reading and Play-Writing, Effective Voice and Speech and Speech for Business Professionals. He/They live in Henrico with his/their cat Sasha Velour (yes, that’s really her name!) To all who journey to VCU, who wish to take charge of their education and growth, Welcome. You are infinite possibility. Look Forward, Learn, Grow and don’t take it back. His/their interest also regard the intersection of Black Theatre, Feminism, Queer Theory and Theatre for Social Change. Black Lives Matter.