Austin Tichenor is the Artistic Director of the Reduced Shakespeare Company; co-author of nine Complete (abridged) scripts (including William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged), which premiered at the Folger Shakespeare Library in 2016; the irreverent reference book Reduced Shakespeare: The Complete Guide for the Attention-Impaired (abridged); and the illustrated book Pop-Up Shakespeare, which will be published in September 2017. Austin has acted off-Broadway, in London’s West End, at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, on PBS with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), the LA Philharmonic, Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre, and in venues around the world. TV credits include recurring roles on Alias, 24, The Practice, Ally McBeal, and Felicity; and various guys in ties on The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, ER, The X-Files, and shows like them. He produces and hosts the weekly Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast, available on iTunes and now in its 12th year. In 2016, Austin also directed his world premiere adaptation of Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair at Valparaiso University. Follow him on Twitter @austintichenor.