Austin Eckert

Director
Cultural Safety Working Group

Austin graduated from the Company C program in spring 2015. Originally from Regina Saskatchewan, he is honoured to be the first African Canadian to be given the opportunity to join the Board of Directors of the Canadian Heritage Arts Society.

Since childhood, Austin has enjoyed performing in everything he could, starting from chamber choirs, to community musical theatre productions, plays, opera, commercials, television, dance, improv, film and a band that somehow stuck together throughout highschool.

Now living primarily in Vancouver, Austin has made quick work of starting his career in film and television – as well as playing in most of the major theatres in western Canada. Select Theatre credits include; Miss Understood (Frank Theatre), Spring Awakening (CCPA/ Belfry), Hair (Mayfield), Mamma Mia! (WCT), The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado.., As You Like It, Macbeth, Shakespeare in Love, Taming of the Shrew (Bard on the Beach), As You Like It revival tour (MTC/ Citadel/Chicago Shakespeare). Television: ‘Supernatural’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Batwoman’ (CW), ‘Project Bluebook’ (History), ‘Narcoleap’ (Telus/ CBC), ‘Colony’ (USA), ‘The Magicians’ (SyFy), ‘Snowpiercer’ (TNT).

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photo credit Peter Pokorny