ASHLI RENE FUNCHES (Actor 3 U/S) is making their TimeLine debut. Ashli is currently working as an actor, educator, and florist. They are from Birmingham, Ala., but she considers Chicago her artistic home. Ashli’s recent credits include IS GOD IS (A Red Orchid), Stew (Shattered Globe), and Detroit ’67 (The Theatre School at DePaul University). Ashli received their BFA degree in Acting and a BA degree in African Diaspora from DePaul University. They wrote, produced, and portrayed Amari in the film, A yellow circus. Ashli also portrays Z in a feature film entitled The lapse. Both films are set to premiere in 2024.