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.

One Word 2018

After the success of crowdfunding my cheer-up list last year, I decided that freezing up on my #oneword2018 wasn’t a reason to panic. It was another opportunity to ask for help. Here are the responses I received. Can you tell … Continue reading

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Words Consumed in 2017

The summer before I left for graduate school I kept track of everything I read. I’m not sure if I started it because I worked in a library or because I wanted to keep track of plays I read, but … Continue reading

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Step 2, #metoo

  “Me, too. I didn’t know if I should post this or not. Didn’t want to unless it was true. But then I thought, “If you have to discuss leaving an event and community you love because a male member … Continue reading

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What I Am Creating: Fall 2017

If you had asked me what would be healing after wrapping a two and a half year big project it would NOT be producing not one but two theatre events. Instead I find myself at the helm of two small … Continue reading

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Come Hear My Transmission Journey, Sunday September 24

Hi interwebs, Are you one of the bajillion people who has asked, “How did Edinburgh go?” Or one of the many that still don’t understand what Transmission is? Come hear me speak about it next Sunday September 24th at 10:15 … Continue reading

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Beyond a Travel Review: Edinburgh

In addition to seeing 25+ shows, 30 scenes from Transmission, plus networking/marketing/last minute revisions for said show, I did manage to do A LOT of sightseeing in Edinburgh. My solo tourist came out and couldn’t be stopped. Even when my feet … Continue reading

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A Threshold Year, in Review

There’s no one way to categorize or describe my 26th year. Some big things went as planned, others threw me for a complete loop. Looking back, it went by so fast… It feels like the culmination of lots of hard … Continue reading

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Beyond a Theatre Review: 25+ Edinburgh Fringe shows 2017

Technically, the Edinburgh Fringe was my 5th or 6th fringe festival. My high school boyfriend took me to my first–the 2008 or 2009 FronteraFest in Austin–back before I ever thought about writing for the stage. I’d never gotten into the … Continue reading

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Purple Preparations

I can’t believe it’s almost here. After almost three years of preparations, I leave for Edinburgh next week for Transmission at the 2017 Festival Fringe. You’d think with that much advance notice I’d feel totally ready, but I’m not. It’s … Continue reading

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What does Permanent Residency Mean?

When I wrote my first installment of the Canada vs. USA blog series on Howlround, I was unsure that I’d ever feel permanent in Canada. Just a few days before the second blog post published, on June 11th: I became … Continue reading

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