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​Justin Shaw is a professionally trained theatre actor, host and entertainer who is proficient in all aspects of creative and technical communications with a background in marketing and event management.

The Wrestling Play - by Justin Shaw

(Original Creation)

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Full Review

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Justin Shaw began working on his debut solo show The Wrestling Play in 2015 through Playwrights Workshop Montreal Young Creators Unit, and with the funding support of the Theatre Engaging Communities grant, premiered at the 2017 Island Fringe Festival, earning the Patron’s Pick distinction. The play was later presented as part of the 2017 Wood Buffalo Alberta Culture Days Festival, Nextfest Arts & Culture Festival, YMM Food Fest Midnight Madness, and St. Peters Courthouse Theatre 2019 Season. 

“Funny and truthful and moving – sometimes all at once. The writing was especially impressive. The structure was unusual and really assured – the story was completely satisfying for the audience and I have been thinking about the themes and the elegance with which you wove them all together.” – Duncan MacIntosh

 

“The Wrestling Play is Shaw’s debut as a playwright, and it’s an impressive first effort… It helps that he’s played by an engaged, intense, endlessly energetic Shaw. It’s a bravura performance, probably the best of the 2017 Fringe, and I gladly joined in Shaw’s richly deserved standing ovation.” – Sean McQuaid

salt-water moon - by David French

(independent production)

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This two-person classic Canadian drama was originally presented for the benefit of Theatre; Just Because at the Heritage Shipyard in Fort McMurray, Alberta in partnership with the Fort McMurray Heritage Society. Met with favourable reviews, it was remounted at The Guild in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island with the support of the Theatre Engaging Communities grant as part of the 2019 Guild Summer Festival. 

“Executing a two-person full-length play is challenging at the best of times. Doing so in a non-traditional theatre space in the open air, complete with what Mother Nature dishes out, is an achievement of the highest order. Helen and Justin brought us into Mary and Jacob's world, minds and hearts and gave us an unforgettable night of theatre.” – Russell Thomas

“It felt so good to be made to feel… it made my heart swell and my head spin.” – Jay Telegdi 

 

behind the scenes feature

(Shaw Spotlight)

an evening of comedy with Justin Shaw

(comedy performance - audio available)

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Justin Shaw headlined an evening of standup comedy presented by bar1911's After Hours Series before a sold out audience on January 4th, 2020 in Charlottetown, PEI. Full audio recording from the performance is now available.

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Wood buffalo excellence in arts awards

(master of ceremonies)

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Justin Shaw performed as Andy Warhol as the Master of Ceremonies at the Arts Council Wood Buffalo's annual arts awards gala. ​

spare change: an evening of comedy

(comedy performance)

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Comedy fundraiser headlined by Justin Shaw highlighting stories and subjects pertaining to mental health.

  • Fundraiser that raised over $5000.00 in operational support for mental health and crisis prevention Northern Alberta non-profit

  • Full presentation featured on ShawTV Wood Buffalo

full performance

education

national theatre school of Canada

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writing portfolio

A collection of Justin Shaw's published writing, including personal essays, articles, and reviews.