Austin Minard is a LA-based actor originally from Denver, Colorado. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Theater. Austin completed The National Theatre Institute in the fall of 2017 where he applied his talent in acting, performance, directing, technical directing, and writing.
Austin has played a variety of roles such as, Aeneas in Trojan Women: A Love Story, Sergeant York in Pirates of Penzance, and Paul Sycamore in You Can’t Take it With You. Austin started his professional career in New York and has had roles in short-run off broadway plays, did Immersive theater with Vortex Theater and Rara Avis Productions and starred in multiple short films. Austin was part of a theatrical group that took their original work to Ireland and performed at the Fitzmaurice Voice Conference.
Austin has recently moved to LA where he has been working full time as an immersive performer with JFI Productions and working with clients such as Universal Studios, Amazon, Disney + and Peacock. He continues to pursue film and commercial work.
Austin’s passion is to create original material. He was the primary founder and creator of a theatrical, immersive haunted house, Fear Walk: A Haunted Interactive Experience, in October 2014 in Ithaca, NY. The experience (show) ran through 2016.
He has attended workshops with Forrest McClendon, Suzan Blackwell, Kathryn Fitzmaurice, Rachel Jett, Anne Tofflemire and many others.