Who is @austinausten?
I’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 and since graduating with my MA in Theatre and Performance Studies from York University August 2014, I have remained in the Great White North.
In Toronto, I divide my time between writing new work for stage, screen, podcasts, and other print and digital mediums, promoting new scripts and writers through the Toronto Cold Reads, and serving as a mentor and support worker for adults with developmental disabilities.
Check out more of my writing at Creative Projects and Writing for You.
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 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.
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 yoga, swimming, and cycling (but not urban cycling).
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.