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Slater Ashenhurst

Class of 2021, MFA

"Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about."

Oscar Wilde

Slater is from a small Wyoming village called Wheatland. He comes from a long line of farmers. He grew up painfully shy but joined theatre his freshman year of high school after some coercing by some upper-classmen. He NEVER LOOKED BACK, BABY.⁣

Slater received his BA in Musical Theatre from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, after which he immediately was accepted to his dream school, Mason Gross School of the Arts.⁣

Slater has his toes dipped in many genres of theatre, including Shakespeare, TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences), Contemporary, and Musical Theatre. He has spent the last 7 summers at various regional theatres in the U.S., doing summerstock musicals.⁣

Some of his favorite past credits include: Willy in Willy Wonka, Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Leontes in The Winter’s Tale, and Lucas in The Addams Family.⁣

He is just a little country boy who can’t wait to set up camp in the big citay.⁣

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