Jessie Austrian

Director

I’m an actor. I love telling stories. I love to laugh. I love that in my job I get to be one of many, many people coming together to bring a story to life. Acting is a lot like playing a team sport and I love that, even though I was always really bad at all the other sports…

I grew up in a suburban town in CT with 5 siblings and lots of pets. I have a BA in Theater from Brown University and an MFA in Acting from Brown/Trinity Rep. After grad school I formed Fiasco Theater with some of my Brown collegues and am enjoying the hell out of the work I get to do with them as an actor, director and producer. In addition to my work with Fiasco I have also worked individually on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regionally, and have briefly appeared on your TV a couple times, if you didn’t blink.

When not acting, directing or producing I am teaching acting and voice at NYU’s Gallatin School or privately. When not doing that, I am relishing time in Brooklyn with my amazing husband, our son, and our two cats.

Shows at Playmakers

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood September 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018