Meet and Greet with John Austin

  • About the Artist

    John Austin is an award-winning, classically trained actor. He’s excited to be part of Arena Stage’s innovative Artists Marketplace! At Arena, he originated the role of “Derril Lark” in the world-premiere of Right to Be Forgotten and the role of “Valentin” in the world-premiere of Kleptocracy. Elsewhere in the D.C. area, John performed at Round House Theatre in Oslo; Signature Theatre in the world-premiere of Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes; Olney Theatre Center with National Players in: OthelloAlice in Wonderland, and The Great Gatsby; as well as Constellation Theatre in Melancholy Play, which won the Helen Award for Outstanding Production (HHA). Originally from Austin, Texas, John originated the role of “Young Zeus” in Zeus in Therapy (Tutto Theatre Company), for which he won the B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Young Performer. He holds a BFA in Acting, Summa Cum Laude, from Boston University, and a Certificate in Classical Acting from L.A.M.D.A. The Bette Davis Foundation awarded John the Bette Davis Prize, for excellence in the acting profession. Website:

  • Meet and Greet John Austin: Acting, Drama School, DC, and That One Time Shaq Bought Me Lunch

    “Why did you become an actor?” “Why go to acting school?” “How’d you get in?” “Why launch an acting career in D.C.?” “How does acting apply to the ‘real world?’” I’m here to answer these questions (and more) over Zoom—or talk about whatever you’d like. At the very least, I’ll tell you a good story. 

    John will reach out to the patron with their provided email address to set up a Zoom call, scheduled based on both parties' availability.  

    30 minutes = $30
    60 minutes = $60 

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