Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
On the scene since: 1996
MVP for: State Theater Co.
Recent Roles: Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream, ACC Drama Dept., 2001; Holly, Anton in Show Business, State, 2001; Second Witch, A Macbeth, State, 2001; Alice, Closer, Zachary Scott Theatre, 2000; Valerie, The Weir, State, 2001; Kate, Taming of the Shrew, State, 1999.
Honors: Critics Table & Payne nominations, Anton in Show Business, Closer; Critics Table nomination, Taming of the Shrew.
On the scene for less than five years, Osborn has already made an impact. With a compelling appearance and star-like stage presence, it's hard to take your eyes off her. In Zach's Closer or State Theater's Taming of the Shrew, Osborn's characters appeared to have everything under control. Yet better still, the skills of this actress are such that in both those plays and, more recently as Holly in the State's Anton in Show Business, she has been equally adept at exposing her characters' weaknesses, making for complex, human, and often intriguing portrayals.