Who is @austinausten?

Maggie Style Pic at RiceI’m a scriptwriter and dramaturg hailing originally from Tennessee and Texas. I first embarked for Canada after completing my BA in English at Rice University. Since graduating with my MA in Theatre and Performance Studies from York University August 2014, I have remained in the Great White North and am now a PERMANENT RESIDENT!

In Toronto, I divide my time between writing new scripts (stage, screen, radio, and other print and digital mediums), promoting new scripts and writers through the Toronto Cold Reads, and connecting post-secondary instructors with educational resources through Nelson.

I started blogging over four years ago at Austen~Austin when I spent a semester at Hertford College, Oxford and explored London, Bath, Paris, and Brussels. The more I blogged, the more I learned about travel, personal growth, education, and the art of living a dramaturged life (check out the “definition” of dramaturg here).

Nowadays I report here on my day-to-day life lessons as an expat and artist and “gladly beyond” reviews of books, theatre, film, cafes (especially ones with good tea and people-watching), and other media that grab my opinion.

I also write for HowlRound and review for Show Showdown as their Toronto correspondent.

Other Fun Facts:
I love to bake–especially with my new sweet potato cookbook.
My favorite color is purple.
When it comes to exercise, I love dancing and yoga. And karaoke–if that counts.
I drink both tea and coffee. But I’m only a bit snobby about tea.

Thanks for joining the journey. I hope whatever encouragement and vulnerability I leave here will also lead you to accept, feel, and reach gladly beyond your own day-to-day.


2 Responses to About

  1. Gaurab says:

    You have wonderful profile. I went through few of your posts. Thanks for following my blog and I look forward to be a part of your journey. 🙂 😀

  2. Thom Hickey says:

    Pleased to have found your intriguing blog. Looking forward to lts of reading here. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (plugged in and ready to play).

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