Written & Directed by Karen Louisa Linton
Performed by Ashley Ford
About the play
August 15 - 30th
Written and directed by Karen Louisa Linton and performed by Ashley Ford, Front Window is a devilishly funny play that follows the quarantined investigations of a young woman. Equal parts Miss Havisham and Amelia Bedelia, the Woman spends her time watching her neighbors and memorizing their routines until she realizes one of them has gone missing.
Produced by Owl & Pussycat Theatre Co., this is the second collaboration between Ford and Linton, who previously mounted The Terrible Legend of Victoria Woodhull by Theo Salter at Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018. All About the Stage wrote of their previous collaboration, “this holy trinity of theater is exciting, fresh and ready to be devoured like a delicious full course meal.”
Advanced Praise for Front Window
"Time is the best killer. Front window slays with a butter knife."
- agatha Christie
"I think everyone should attempt playwrighting. I may have changed my mind."
- Tom stoppard
"Boy, that was something." - roy linton
Cast & Creative
Karen Louisa Linton
Writer & Director
Karen Louisa Linton was born in Bridgeport, CT and raised outside Murfreesboro, TN just outside of Nashville. She studied Ancient Greek and Philosophy at St. John’s College Annapolis and studied theatre as a professional intern under the direction of Rene Copeland at the Nashville Repertory Theatre where she assisted in the Premieres of works by John Patrick Shanley and David Auburn.
She has worked as Producer for Bubba’s Chop Shop, where she produced VFX, Animation, Motion Graphics for clients such as Honda, Viacom, RPA, and RYOT. Currently she is a Creative Producer for MuteSix.
Karen directed the West Coast Premiere of The Terrible Legend of Victoria Woodhull at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She has written and directed 3 short films, including The Lottery (Women in Film & Television), Midnight Munchies and NSA: A Modern Love (Ultra Violet Productions) www.karenlouisalinton.com
Born and raised in Prince George, BC Canada, Ashley has made her home in Vancouver, BC, New York City and currently, Los Angeles, CA.
She has performed across North America in notable productions including the Broadway USA National Tour of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps (Annabella/Margaret/Pamela, u/s), The Terrible Legend of Victoria Woodhull (as Victoria Woodhull); Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret (Fraulein Kost/Fritzie) and Lend me a Tenor (Maria Merelli) at Playhouse on Park for which she received two Broadway World CT nominations for Best Featured Actress; Lost in Place (Marjorie Moonbeam) which received Best Production at the Planet Connections Festival (and Ashley personally received the award for Best Choreography) and a New York revival of David Lindsey-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole (Izzy) at Davenport Theatre.
Ashley studied acting at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC, as well as Improv at UCB and Clown (Pochinko Method) with David MacMurray Smith. www.ashley-ford.com