Main and Bio Photo Credits: Alexa Strudler

Main and Bio Photo Credits: Alexa Strudler


Ashley Steves is the Cabaret Editor-in-Chief at BroadwayWorld, a regular contributor at Backstage, and a freelance writer specializing in arts + entertainment, culture, LGBTQ+ issues, and more. She has been published under her name by GO Magazine, The Mary Sue, Theatre Is Easy, Village VoiceNew York Observer, Townsquare Media and others. She holds a B.A. in Communication from the University at Buffalo and currently lives in the metro New York City area.

Okay, enough of the third person.

Over the past nine years, I have worked throughout the field of communication as a journalist, video editor, social media editor, marketing specialist, production assistant, transcriptionist, teleprompter runner, and live television scriptwriter. In addition to the whole media freelancer thing, I’m also a musician with nearly two decades under me… mainly clarinet but occasionally other loud things.

I care about the things that connect us… the shared experience in the dark of a theatre, the song that connects a chorus, the meal that’s flavor is universal among all its eaters. And, most importantly, I care about how those things connect us at this moment.

My work is devoted to the human experience. In the words of the late, great Anthony Bourdain, “the human heart was—and remains—a mystery to me, but I'm learning.”