actor | writer | noisemaker
Holly Austin is one of Australia’ most versatile multi-disciplinary performers celebrated for her individuality in theatremaking and her unique vocal dexterity.
Holly is a NIDA graduate. She has won scholarships to study improvisation at The Second City and iO in Chicago and has a vast number of screen and theatre credits under her belt including The Comedy Channel's Open Slather and most recently appeared in the feature film Miss Fishers Crypt of Tears and Channel Ten's, How To Stay Married.
Holly is also a musician and beatboxer and has performed nationally and internationally with the likes of Grammy Award winning artist Common, Martha Wainwright, John Butler, Amanda Palmer, Holly Throsby and played at the SXSW Festival with Sui Zhen.
Not only a dextrous and skilled performer, Holly is a writer for both stage & screen and generates much of her own work. She was recently co-awarded $10,000 through Queer Screen's Inaugural Pitch Off Competition and won best screenplay at The Mardi Gras Film Festival for Butch, a new queer comedy web-series. She is also the recipient of The Philip Parsons Award for playwriting with her company Cubbyhouse Co. who are currently under commission with Belvoir. She co-wrote the ABC Fresh Blood series Ultimate Fanj and the beautiful theatre work Ruby’s Wish, which toured nationally in 2018 to The Sydney Opera House, The Melbourne Art Centre and Perth's Awesome Festival.
“Austin has a kind of genius in her performance, a happy, infectious tenacity. She’s like Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky or Audrey Tautou in Amélie.”
– See Saw Magazine