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.

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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Transmission- Help us launch

I love working on Transmission because it’s all about dreaming BIG. Unlike the other independent productions I’ve worked on, Transmission promises to push the boundaries of what we can pack into one theatrical production. Though I love writing for black … Continue reading

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In the Room(s) Where It Happens

I haven’t seen Hamilton, but making Transmission feels just as epic. Or more so, because our performance series does not recast the past but looks forward 50 years into the future… Last weekend I spent most of Saturday and Sunday … Continue reading

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Unexpected Superhero

My mom always knew I was a superhero. In the past month, I’ve begun to believe it. The new year has been hard on me. A future I thought had been laid out at the end of 2016 blew up … Continue reading

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Are you listening? Transmission the Podcast

I can’t even begin to tell you how PUMPED I am to share Transmission the Podcast. So I won’t… Listen for yourself! http://www.luxtaterra.com Each of the first 8 episodes answer a question related to interstellar space travel, the existence of … Continue reading

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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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