Elisabeth Augustin, born in Vienna in 1953, trained at the Max Reinhardt Seminar and graduated with distinction. She has been a permanent member of the Burgtheater ensemble since 1975 and has played many great parts since then. In addition to being a familiar face in film and TV, Elisabeth Augustin also works as a director. On top of that, Viennese audiences know her from her many solo and chanson programmes. She is periodically a guest lecturer on role studies at the Max Reinhardt Seminar and has been the festival director at the Kulturtage Schloss Pöggstall since 2018.