A professional actor, stage director and theatre instructor, Austin Jones has been working in the industry for over two decades. Austin holds an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama where he studied with the late Earle Gister. In the nearly twenty years Earle headed the acting program at the Yale School of Drama, he trained some of the industry’s most accomplished actors working today. Austin continues this legacy with these aesthetics at the foundation of his teaching.
Austin has worked for years as a private acting coach with The Actor’s Proletariat and just returned to New York after spending a year as an Assistant Professor of Acting at the University of Minnesota in Duluth.
As an actor Austin has worked internationally at the Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam and in New York, Off Broadway at the Roundabout and Public theatres. Other New York credits include Prospect Theatre Co., Clubbed Thumb, Target Margin, HB Ensemble, and the NY Fringe. He has also worked regionally in Connecticut, North Carolina, Georgia, and Chicago. His film and television credits include: Louie, Boardwalk Empire, Firefly and the Bride, Lipstick Jungle, Lonely (PBS REEL13), The Sopranos, Law and Order and L&O SVU.