Who is @austinausten?

I’m a scriptwriter and dramaturg born in Tennessee, raised in Texas, and now a permanent resident of Toronto, ON.


Today I spend my time writing new scripts (stage, screen, radio, immersive and augmented reality), connecting post-secondary instructors with educational resources at Nelson, and gardening at Garden@Kimbourne.

Find more about me and my work on:

The National New Play Exchange
Playwrights Guild of Canada

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).

Read on for 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.

Quick facts:
Favorite beverage? Tea. Most kinds.
Favorite color? Purple–obviously 🙂
Favorite animal? Dog.
Favorite book? Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.
Favorite play? Mustard by Kat Sandler (at the moment)

Thanks for reading. 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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