Ashleigh Goff steps down as Moppets artistic director

Parting is such sweet sorrow...

Ashleigh Goff

After more than a decade of bringing Shakespearean stories to life with the WNC students, Moppets founding artistic director Ashleigh Goff has taken her final bow as part of our staff. 

Fueled by a belief in the capabilities of young people to understand and perform Shakespeare’s works without linguistic alterations, Ashleigh helped to officially launch the Moppets in 2013 as an educational outreach program with the Montford Park Players. She ushered the troupe into a new era in 2020, playing a pivotal role in establishing the organization in its current form as a non-profit youth theater company.

“The Moppets exist as a thriving youth theatre company because of Ashleigh’s creativity and dedication,” said Executive Director Rachel Cort. “She never doubted that our students would meet the high bar she set for them, and that assumption remains at the foundation of all of our programs. We will miss Ashleigh, and we send our love and gratitude with her on her exciting new journey.”

Even though Ashleigh will no longer be a part of our day-to-day Moppetry, we haven’t seen the last of her! She’ll be guiding the madness in our Moppets Mayhem fundraiser this summer — stay tuned for more information!