Ashley Bishop

R. F. Bumpus Middle School

Contact Details

R. F. Bumpus Middle School
Silver Member


I am a native of Birmingham and a graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts (’91 Theatre Arts).

In New Orleans, I worked as an actor (some favorite roles include Assassins, Jake’s Women, and Inherit the Wind), and as a set designer and scenic artist for Le Petite Theatre de Vieux Carre, Southern Repertory Theatre, Jefferson Performing Arts Center and others.

In Chicago, I worked in print, industrials, commercials, and stage work with companies including 16th Street Theatre, The Aardvark, American Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, Circle Theatre, Defiant, Footsteps, Northlight, and was an Artistic Associate with American Blues Theatre. I worked as a teaching artist with Timeline Theatre, American Theatre Company and Route 66 Theatre, which inspired me to return to school for my teaching certificate.

I've been back in Alabama since 2011, teaching theatre and performing in shows over the summers and during breaks. In 2014, my husband Marty Higginbotham and I founded Ravenswood Productions.


DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Masters, Secondary Education, 2011
2007 To 2011

University of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Bachelors, 1995
1991 To 1995

Job History

Ravenswood Productions
Co-Founder and Producer
October 2014 - present

Freelance Actor
Professional Actor
January 1985 - present

R.F. Bumpus Middle School
Theatre Teacher
Hoover, AL, United States
July 2018 - present

Jefferson County Academy of Theatre and Dance
July 2015 - June 2018