Margi Brown Ash
Margi Brown Ash’s professional ‘lives’ include being a theatre maker, writer, coach, arts facilitator and therapist, with her own creative arts therapy studio in Brisbane Australia. She is Co Artistic Director (with Leah Mercer) of The Nest Ensemble, a theatre company based on constructionist values and collaborative frameworks. For her PhD, Margi wrote and performed three multi- award-winning productions, HOME, Eve and He Dreamed a Train. Her PhD research and her Master of Arts Research are available on her website, www.margibrownash.com or down below. When not creating theatre or teaching healthy practices within the theatre, Margi is a coach/counsellor at her 4change studio. She also supervises therapists and health workers both individually and in groups and conducts creative workshops for artists and those who want more creativity in their lives. Margi is presently guest lecturer at Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland, and travels to Finland as facilitator at Arteles Creative Center where she works with international artists. She is also a yoga teacher, incorporating yoga into her constructionist counselling framework. Margi is a long-term member of M.E.A.A (Australia’s Actors Equity), and a Taos Associate. As an Associate, Margi created short comic performances of the Taos/HGI conferences she attended, presenting them in the Closing Plenary as an intersubjective response to the themes of the conference. She lives just outside of Brisbane, Australia with her husband Bill Ash and her dogs. Their four children are now living in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne pursuing creative, legal, health and political careers.