Hi, I'm Ashley!
Actor | Comedian | Musician | Host | Producer
Publicity and Account Manager for Tremendous Communications
Ashley Rapuano Sanchez is a Los Angeles & Las Vegas based creative. She is a working actor with a degree in Stage and Screen Acting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and with additional schooling from HB Studios (NYC), East West Players (LA), and more. She has done standup, improv, and sketch comedy in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and internationally - having studied at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, The People’s Improv Theater, Vegas Theater Hub and with many many more esteemed comedy teachers. Her solo show about her grandmother with Dementia, Lessons with Lola, sold out in Las Vegas after an NYC premiere, with several following runs.
Ashley is ½ of the Take the Skies indie rock band duo - playing rhythm guitar, drums and additional percussion, as well as singing for the band. They record out of Hammsterden Records, owned by her husband Jared Sanchez, who is also their producer. Her and her band mate, Eric Connell, are influenced by several different genres and have been playing music together for over 10 years.
Along with performing and doing comedy, Ashley is often a host / MC at live events. Aside from hosting live events, Ashley hosts her own show entitled “Tremendous Talk” - where she speaks to AAPI professionals in the industry through her job at Tremendous Communications.
Ashley is the Publicity and Account Manager at Tremendous Communications, a PR and marketing agency dedicated to celebrating AAPI excellence in entertainment and media. She proudly works to highlight the AAPI community through all she does both at work and outside of work. Past work with Tremendous includes A24's Everything Everywhere All At Once, Jordan Peele’s Nope, Paramount's Babylon, and more.
With all that being said, Ashley is an artist at heart in every way. She’s constantly creating and ideating with pure ambition of what’s to come. In her passion for highlighting AAPI stories, she has begun to produce both live and virtual events, as well as produce and all around assist in the filmmaking process. Giving a voice to marginalized communities is her overall goal. Whatever she works on, she’s all in. Ashley is also a co-facilitator and producer for Filipinx Actors Barkada, a bi-weekly acting workshop and community for Filipino and Filipino American creatives.
Ashley is proudly Filipino & Mediterranean American, vegan, and vocal about both animal and human rights. She believes art is a pathway for social change. She loves Halloween, the family’s husky named Amiyah, taking walks with her husband, and a good hot sauce.
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Take the Skies is an indie rock band made of Las Vegas locals Ashley Rapuano Sanchez and Eric Connell. Proudly representing their Filipino and Latinx heritage in all they do - their goal is to tell stories people resonate with. Best friends since the first day of high school when they wore the same band shirt - Eric & Ashley have been making music together for over 10 years. Their producer (& now Ashley's husband), Jared Sanchez, runs the Las Vegas recording studio and creative space - Hammsterden Records.
'FROM INDAY TO ASAWA' is a solo show written and performed by Ashley Rapuano, in development with East West Players for The Body Series by Giovanni Ortega.
Lessons With Lola
Lessons With Lola is a comedic drama written, produced, and performed by Ashley Rapuano with direction and dramaturgy by Kerry Ipema. The show premiered at the 2018 People's Improv Theater Solocom Festival (NYC) and has done several runs since.
The story is about Lily Sanchez, Ashley's grandmother. Written about true events and situations, the production covers topics such as Dementia, Filipino culture and traditions, arranged marriages, and much more.
A story written with love about love.
"Laughter is not our medicine. Stories hold our cure. Laughter is just the honey that sweetens the bitter medicine."
“The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.”
-Toni Cade Bambara
Honoring Native Lands
Ashley Rapuano recognizes that she is based on the unceded land of the Southern Paiutes, descendants of the Tudinu, or Desert People, who have lived along the Colorado River since 1100 A.D. and extended north and west into the areas known today as Southern Nevada, Utah, and California. Ashley also recognizes that she has, and continues to, benefit from the use of Southern Paiute land.
If you want to know more about the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe visit their website here.
Ashley acknowledges that she is on the traditional land of the Tongva People. For thousands of years, the Tongva people lived on this land we occupy today, and were considered the most powerful indigenous peoples to inhabit the Los Angeles basin. Along with the Tongva, we also recognize the Chumash, Tataviam, Serrano, Cahuilla, Juaneno, and Luiseno People, for the land that Ashley also occupies around Southern California. We pay respects to their elders past and present. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us here today.