Austin Harleson

Residence & Directing Assistant

Q1 Hamlet, Session 1

Favorite Shakespeare Play:

The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare Character that best describes me:

Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part 1

Favorite Shakespeare quote:

“O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!” – Macbeth Act 3 Scene 2

Favorite Play that isn’t by Shakespeare:

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn


Austin Harleson and his twin sister Amy were born in Columbia, SC, but they grew up mainly in dusty Lubbock, TX. Austin attended West Texas A&M University for his BA in Musical Theatre. He performed in TEXAS! The Outdoor Musical for 3 seasons while living there in Canyon, TX. He is a recent graduate of Texas Tech University, where he received his MFA in Theatre Performance and Pedagogy. Austin is passionate about teaching, Corgis, guitars, Shakespeare, retro video games, and Musical Theatre.