Ashley Lauren Rogers is a playwright, stand up comic, and transgender rights advocate.

She is an alumni of the Kennedy Center playwright intensive, with shows produced in New York City (Stage Left Studio, MITF, The Brick) and Theatre To Go in Melrose MA. She is also a recipient of ACM Award for Comedy Video writing Marisa and Rocco, creator of Monthly Tea with Madeline Foxtrot (Dogtoon Media), and has written articles for Beyond Victoriana, Steampunk Magazine Online,, and is a vlogger/blogger for


Be sure to catch her show this year:

PASS/FAIL by Ashley Lauren Rogers, directed by Samantha Elizabeth Turlington; starring Ashley Lauren Rogers.

Through stand up comedy, Ashley Lauren Rogers tackles the pervasive nature of passing privilege within transgender circles by analyzing her own failures…or instances of “”not passing””, in life.