Austin Hendricks is a sophomore at Indiana Wesleyan University studying Theatre. He is a lifetime resident of Marion, Indiana and a self-proclaimed lover of the arts. Being a part of Hoosier Shakes marks Austin’s first professional role. He is honored to have the chance to work with such great people and to grow as both an actor and a person. Austin has experience in both technical theatre and performance. He has worked as a stagehand, set designer, light board operator, programmer, lighting designer, and assistant stage manager for productions at Indiana Wesleyan University and the Community School of the Arts. On stage, Austin has performed in Little Shop of Horrors, The Formula, I, Pirate, Beauty and the Beast, Scrooge! The Musical, The Funeral Parlor, and And A Child Shall Lead for the Community School of the Arts in Marion, Indiana. He has also performed in Rumors and The Glass Menagerie for the Marion High School Drama Department. His most recent work has been on the IWU stage as The Wolf in Into the Woods and Banquo and Seyton in Macbeth. Austin’s favorite type of music to listen to when studying is classical, with his favorite composer being Vivaldi. Austin would like to thank everyone who supports Hoosier Shakes and allowing him and the other performers a chance to share their gifts, and the works of Shakespeare with those in North Central Indiana.