Tempest Reconfigured

in collaboration with
Fort Point Theatre Channel

ATB is excited to partner with Fort Point Theater Channel as well as several incredible arts organizations to create a collage-piece of short works drawing on themes from The Tempest, such as the consequences of colonialism, racism, gender stereotypes, immigration, and climate change.

Seeking to create a culture that is diverse, inclusive, equitable, intergenerational, and rooted in community, the Tempest Reconfigured aims to foster connections across partners, neighborhoods, and constituencies—connections that benefit all participants of our city. The project intentionally embraces diversity of races, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, neighborhoods, interests, and socioeconomic levels.

The Artists


Ashley-Rose is a Haitian-American educator, organizer, actress and award-winning poet from Boston who attended Northeastern University. In 2014 Ashley-Rose was named one of the most influential people under age 35 in Boston and was awarded the ONEin3  Positive Impact Award for her work with within arts, education and youth development.Her work has been has been featured in numerous collections and anthologies including The Anthohogy of Liberation Poetry.   She has worked in the non-profit field for more than a decade with a focus in youth work, arts and activism. Ashley-Rose is an AmeriCorps alum who served at organizations such as PeaceFirst, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Habitat for Humanity. Her past  acting experience includes roles in productions such as For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuff, Having Our Say and various roles in Boston’s  One Minute Play Festival.

Currently Ashley-Rose is the Lead Boston Organizer and Facilitator for the first youth Participatory Budgeting process in the USA and continues to travel the nation as a motivational speaker and educator. For more info please email ashleyrosepoet@gmail.com.

Keith Nolen

Keith Nolen is a native of Boston, dancer, actor, former preschool & middle school teacher, and now public health warrior. Keith graduated from Denison University, a small private liberal arts school in Granville, Ohio. Currently, Keith works as a medical case manager for individuals who are chronically homeless and living with HIV, and hopes to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner one day to offer individualized therapy specifically to disenfranchised communities of color.

Keith is involved in a variety of different activities ranging from being a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, INC to serving as the chair in a committee that prioritizes and evaluates the services available for for people living with HIV by way of the Ryan White Planning Council.

Keith’s latest role was in a play called Uncommon Ties written by Liz James, a theatre resident and award recipient of “The Theatre Offensive” Outhood festival in 2017. Keith also performed with Artists’ Theater of Boston in 2019 in This Place/Displaced and in 2014 as”Ray” and “Bob” in Trojan Women: A Love Story, by Charles Mee. Some of Keith’s earlier work includes Bobrauschenbergamerica also by Charles Mee, The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, and more Shakespeare plays than he can count, such as Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer’s Night Dream.

Keith jumped at the opportunity to perform again with ATB! Besides helping others, nothing makes Keith happier than being on stage and dawning a new life on stage.

Production Team

Francis Xavier Norton (Producer)