Austin Channell (he/him) is a student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. At Vanderbilt, he co-founded Vanderbilt Theater Lab (VTL), a collaborative student theater group. As President of VTL, Austin co-wrote Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer and Shift Happens: A Comedic 60-Minute History of U.S. Politics. He is currently working with his brother Spencer to develop Broken Cups, an original play about grief and the role of art inspired by the writing process for Mass Cycle.