Alice Austen


Theatrical Credits include GIRLS IN THE BOAT (World Premiere at First Stage in 2018) and ANIMAL FARM (Steppenwolf Theatre), FOUL (Theatre 503 London/Subverse), WATER (Chicago Dramatist), and her adaptation and translation of Duras’ LA MUSICA (Timeout Critic’s pick). Austen has received Residencies and Commissions from the Royal Court (London), the Goodman Theatre, the Steppenwolf, and Chicago Dramatists. Austen’s work has been honored as a Terrence McNally Award Premiere Five Finalist, Eugene O'Neill Semi-Finalist, Women at the Door Winner, Joseph Jefferson Award Nominee for Best New Work, Blue Ink Award Finalist, and on Kilroy's "The List”. A graduate of Harvard University, where she studied law and creative writing, Austen is a recipient of the 2020 John Cassavetes Award for GIVE ME LIBERTY, the critically acclaimed  feature film she produced and wrote, with Kirill Mikhanovsky, that premiered at Sundance and Cannes, was a New York Times Critic’s Pick, and on the LA Times, Washington Post, National Board of Review, and Hollywood Reporter’s lists of Top Films of 2019.