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Feature Friday: Sommer Austin + Green Shirt Studio

October 15, 2016


Happy #FeatureFriday #ladybosses!


#localladyboss featured today is Sommer Austin, co-founder and owner of Green Shirt Studio!


Sommer is a certified instructor of the Meisner Approach to Acting and has made her mark in the improv/comedy, theatre and production worlds.


Austin received her Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa and has a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Austin has worked with theatre luminaries including Mary Overlie, Ping Chong, Dr. Jonathan Miller, and Larry Silverberg.


She was assistant director to Michael Patrick Thornton on the world premiere of David Rabe’s Good for Otto at The Gift Theatre Company and recently was assistant director to Dexter Bullard on Annie Baker’s The Flick at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.


Austin was a founding member of The Agency Theater Collective, and she continues to manage, direct and act with them. She has appeared in The Agency’s productions of Paradise Lost, Out of Tune Confessional (which she also co-wrote), and At The Center.


She is now working with another amazing lady on a fantastic project— directing Chagrin Falls by Chicago playwright, Mia McCullough. This female playwright-director team leads a wonderful cast of actors and the show runs October 22 thru December 4th at The Den Theatre in Wicker Park.


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