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Austin Tichenor

 
Bio:
Austin Tichenor is a fifth-generation Californian born on the 54th anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake and the 185th anniversary of Paul Revere’s Ride, which makes him older than he looks but short for his weight. As co-managing partner of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, he co-created and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Austin Tichenor is a fifth-generation Californian born on the 54th anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake and the 185th anniversary of Paul Revere’s Ride, which makes him older than he looks but short for his weight. As co-managing partner of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, he co-created and ... (read complete bio)
 

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Teddy Spencer, Austin Tichenor

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Austin Tichenor Biography

Austin Tichenor is a fifth-generation Californian born on the 54th anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake and the 185th anniversary of Paul Revere’s Ride, which makes him older than he looks but short for his weight. As co-managing partner of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, he co-created and co-starred in the original productions of The Complete History of America (abridged), The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), Western Civilization: The Complete Musical (abridged), All The Great Books (abridged), Completely Hollywood (abridged), The Complete World of Sports (abridged), The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), and The Complete History of Comedy (abridged). He also co-starred in the PBS broadcast of the RSC‘s signature work The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).

Austin produces and hosts the podcast award-nominated Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast (listed in Broadway World’s Top Ten Podcasts for Theatre Fans), and with Reed Martin has written the irreverent reference book Reduced Shakespeare: The Complete Guide for the Attention-Impaired (abridged) (published by Hyperion), and the comic memoir How The Bible Changed Our Lives (Mostly For The Better), available as an e-book at blaspheming online bookstores everywhere. His play for young audiences Dancing on the Ceiling (an adaptation of Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”) and stage adaptation of Frankenstein are both published by Broadway Play Publishing.

On TV, Austin has played recurring roles on 24, Alias, Felicity, Ally McBeal, and The Practice, as well as guest starring as Guys In Ties on The West Wing, ER, The X-Files, The Mentalist, Nip/Tuck, Gilmore Girls, and on many other hours of episodic television. On stage, Austin’s performed off-Broadway, in the West End, at Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre, across the country, and around the world. His material has been heard and seen on the BBC, NPR, and England’s Channel 4; other writings have appeared in The Independent newspaper in London, the Washington Post, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the New York Times Book Review, and the men’s room wall of Spenger’s Fish Grotto in Berkeley, California. He also co-created and co-starred in, with Reed Martin, the TBS pilot The Week Reduced.

Austin has a BA in History and Theatre from UC Berkeley and an MFA from Boston University. A member of the Dramatists Guild, Austin and his wife, improviser and writer Dee Ryan, currently live in Chicago where they have two kids and too many cats.




Austin Tichenor News

Stage Coach Theatre Announces 42nd Season Photo Stage Coach Theatre Announces 42nd Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2022

Stage Coach Theatre, located in Boise, ID, has announced their 42nd Season. Running from 2022-2023, the season 42 shows include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, First Date, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, and more.

Photos: FIRST LOOK at THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) by Kentwood Players at t Photo Photos: FIRST LOOK at THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) by Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Nov 24, 2021

Here is your first look at cast members Michael Mullen, Randy Oppenheimer and Bruce Schroffel in THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) by Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse. This festive and fun holiday comedy revue by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, directed by Alison Boole with Assistant Director Jeremy Palmer, and produced by Rhonda Yeager-Hutchinson by special arrangement with Broadway Publishing Inc., opens Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 19 on Friday/Saturday at 8pm and Saturday/Sunday at 2pm.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED) Will Be Performed at Melville T Photo WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED) Will Be Performed at Melville Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2021

Shakespeare's long-lost first play, written when he was 17, is coming to Melville Theatre after being found in a treasure-filled English parking lot. 

BWW Feature: THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) Auditions at Westchester Playhous Photo BWW Feature: THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) Auditions at Westchester Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Oct 6, 2021

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged), a holiday comedy revue by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, on Saturday, October 16th from 11am to 2pm and Monday, October 18th from 7pm to 9pm. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, October 21st at 7pm by appointment only. This is a non-equity/non-paid production directed by Alison Boole, with Assistant Director Jeremy Palmer, for Kentwood Players by special arrangement with Broadway Publishing Inc.Auditions will be held in person at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045 with rehearsals to begin on Saturday, October 23rd.  Show run dates are December 3rd to December 19th, 2021, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. 

THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE Announces Full Cast for Livestreamed Reading of TROILUS AND C Photo THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE Announces Full Cast for Livestreamed Reading of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2020

Two-time OnComm award-winning, The Show Must Go Online, the global digital theatre movement producing live performances of the chronology of Shakespeare's plays weekly, today announce the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed performed reading of William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida.

The Show Must Go Online Announce Full Cast For Livestreamed Reading Of  AS YOU LIKE I Photo The Show Must Go Online Announce Full Cast For Livestreamed Reading Of AS YOU LIKE IT
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2020

Two-time OnComm award-winning, The Show Must Go Online, the global digital theatre movement producing live performances of the chronology of Shakespeare's plays weekly, today announce the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed performed reading of William Shakespeare's As You Like It.

Stage Coach Theatre Announces 40th Season Including BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, DIRTY ROTTE Photo Stage Coach Theatre Announces 40th Season Including BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2020

During this time of COVID 19, we all need something to look forward to. With optimism that this crisis will be behind us, Stage Coach Theatre presents this amazing Season 40 lineup in the sincere hope that it provides a sense of joyful anticipation that we will once again be able to gather together to be entertained by great theater.

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Will Present THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDG Photo Jefferson Performing Arts Society Will Present THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2020

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor's 'The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)' at Teatro Wego! in Westwego, LA. Authoring titles such as 'The Complete History of America (abridged)' and 'The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)', Martin and Tichenor deliver another fast-paced reduction of a huge topic, The Art of Comedy.

Patchogue Theatre Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Photo Patchogue Theatre Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 14, 2020

The not-for-profit Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents The Reduced Shakespeare Company's comedic production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

The 20 Best Shakespeare Monologues For Auditions Photo The 20 Best Shakespeare Monologues For Auditions
by Austin Tichenor - Dec 18, 2019

What are the best monologues to do from Shakespeare for an audition? We've got 10 monologues for men & women picked by our experts to help you pick what monologue to do!