August is an actor, playwright, educator, and trans advocate. Originally from the small town of Tiffin, Iowa, they received their BFA in Acting from Minnesota State University of Mankato in 2014. August identifies as Trans Non-Binary and uses They/Them pronouns.
Since moving to Chicago in the summer of 2014, August has performed with several companies including: TimeLine Theatre; Victory Gardens Theater; Diversionary Theatre; Oak Park Festival Theatre; Broken Nose Theatre; Babes With Blades; Metropolis Performing Arts Center; and Midsommer Flight. August received a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Supporting Actor for their work as Gina in Broken Nose Theatre’s production of Girl in the Red Corner.
They are a Core Ensemble Member and Facilitator with Imagination Theater, a touring company addressing social issues with young people. They are an Artistic Associate with Oak Park Festival Theatre. As a playwright, their plays have premiered throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and California.
Stage Combat is a HUGE passion for August. When they’re not performing, August can be found biking, climbing trees, boxing, fighting injustice, and playing with their dog Layla McButters.