Beth Burns

Beth Burns is an actor (credits include Saturday Night Live, American Crime, and Friday Night Lights) director, producer, and NEA-award winning playwright who studied under theatre luminaries José Quintero, Sydney Berger, and Edward Albee. She was a teacher and performer at the world-famous Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles for over ten years.

Burns is the founder and Artistic Director of Austin’s award-winning Hidden Room Theatre, which has toured around the US and abroad, including stops at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Oxford, and the Shakespeare Institute. A clip from their production of Der Bestrafte Brudermord (a collaboration with Oxford’s Tiffany Stern) is currently on view at the British Library.