Athene Wright originally hails from New York, NY, but spent most of her childhood in North Carolina. She earned her BA in History from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she wrote her thesis on Sartorial Significance in the Chinese Cultural Revolution with minor theses on the Development of Chest Coverings in Medieval India and The Introduction of Western Dress into Meiji Era Japan. In addition, she earned a minor in Geology researching the connection between cesium concentrations in top soil and mid-century nuclear testing.
She has spent a few seasons as an undergraduate assistant at Playmaker’s Repertory Company interspersed with other diverse theater projects.
Athene likes to travel, loves to explore and enjoys trying new things. Her hobbies include running, kayaking, mountain biking, dancing, reading and playing with her pet hedgehog.