From North Salem's Golden Stage to Scotland's Fringe


North Salem alumna Julianna Austin ('19) will take an original stage show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. She recently graduated with honors from the Carnegie Melon University School of Drama.

"I owe so much to my teachers and mentors in the Fine Arts department at North Salem," said Austin. "They taught me not only to hone my artistic skills, but also to nurture my creative spirit and not hold back. I am so thankful for the educators who made me who I am."

Austin is working with the Clownz with Apple theatre company to bring Purgatorio, an devised show based on Dante's Divine Comedy, to the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She was a member of the show's premiere iteration at the Accademia dell Arte in Tuscany, and she will continue to work as a choreographer, writer, and performer on the show.

Austin's other work can be seen online, at the Gural Theatre in NYC, at Shakespeare and Co in Lennox, MA, and at the Fringe Festival this summer.

Photos courtesy of Julianna Austin.

Sarah Divi is the Communications Specialist for the North Salem Central School District. This article is part of an ongoing series of stories that showcase student experiences and exemplify the district's mission statement in action.

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