Author Archives: austinausten88

About austinausten88

Playwright in love with Classic films, afternoon tea, and Noel Coward. She recently graduated from Rice University. In the fall, she will be exchanging her English major undergraduate status for that of Theatre & Performance Studies graduate student.

The List – What You Consider Great Art

When I called out for great art, you responded in spades. 13 responses before I even went to bed that night! I’ve read/watched a few (marked with stars), but there are so many more here than I will be able … Continue reading

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Send me your art

Dear World: I’m struggling this year. I thought I’d left the struggle behind at the end of 2016, that the sunshine peeking through this week had cleared it all away. Not so. I’m in need of lights of art to … Continue reading

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One Word 2017

What has the new year brought so far? I’ve heard it said that what you do on the first day of the New Year is a precursor to what that year will be. Then again, I don’t make new year’s resolutions, I … Continue reading

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The year of Transmission

I haven’t given up on horror–if anything, I’m personally diving into more horror flash fiction and audio play scripts–but 2017 is the year for the premiere of the large scale theatre project I’ve been working on since November 2014. Transmission Transmission is … Continue reading

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An American Playwright in Canada (Post 2016 Election)

I meant to share this article, my latest contribution to HowlRound, a few weeks ago. An American Playwright in Canada It’s the first of a three part series about new play development in the United States and Canada. I straddle the border … Continue reading

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My First Quarter Century: Year in Review

The constant stream of social media and calendar engagements makes it difficult to see what I have accomplished every year of my life. This was a big one, as predicted by everything that brought in my 25th year. Pictured: First … Continue reading

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Living in Community, Why I Stayed in Canada

Canada has been filled with so many unexpected surprises. (I should have known that when I took the plunge three years ago, huh?) These surprise opportunities have provided the most compelling reasons for remaining in Canada post-graduation. One in particular … Continue reading

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Follow the Playwright–Me!

I’m off social media for the month of July (at least, we’ll see how this goes…), but I was BIG on social media in June– For Friday June 17th of the 2016 Canadian Writers’ Summit, the Playwrights Guild of Canada … Continue reading

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Aftermath

After the staged reading of Raggedy’s Kingdom… It’s taken me a week to recover. It may seem odd to say that … since it was such a huge success! All that worry from the weeks before when I was dreaming … Continue reading

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Before

Before the staged reading of Raggedy’s Kingdom… It’s the morning before, about half an hour until I leave for the theatre to go rehearse for five hour with the cast. To hear these words read in their entirety. To see people … Continue reading

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