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.

All I Want to Do is Garden

This year it feels like I have little motivation. I usually can have three or four projects on the go, multiple community groups, family, travel, work… Nope. Not right now. My word of the year, energy, is really a challenge … Continue reading

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Beyond a Sporting Review: Cross-Country Skiing

My friend Celeste has been trying to get me into winter sports for almost a year. Last month she finally succeeded in pulling me out with Trakker’s Ski Club to try cross-country skiing. So now I can say new year … Continue reading

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Beyond a Crafting Review: Knitting 101 at the Purple Purl

New year, new skills. For me, that means KNITTING. I have wanted to knit for a few years. It started as a whim in 2015 or so, when my mom sent me a care package with art supplies. With the … Continue reading

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Beyond a Travel Review: Detour

Over my Christmas vacation, my best friend introduced me to my new favorite audio experience: Detour. I’m really into podcasts right now. And when I travel, I like finding out of the way places, booking tours where a local or … Continue reading

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Now Reviewing for Show Showdown

At the end of 2017, I began writing my “gladly beyond” reviews of theatre for the blog Show Showdown. I was a little worried about reviewing, since I am an artist writing and producing my own scripts. But when Wendy … Continue reading

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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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