Height: 5"11 | Eye Color: Hazel | Hair Color: Dark Blonde
Justin Shaw is an actor and comedian originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Shaw is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Acting Program, and is a past performer in Vagabond Productions, the University of Prince Edward Island’s resident theatre company. As a theatre artist, Shaw has been featured in Edmonton’s Nextfest Arts Festial, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s igNIGHT Festival, and was one of the RMWB’s Artists in Residence. Recent theatre credits include Salt-Water Moon (The Guild Summer Festival 2019), Culture Shock (Lorne Elliott), and The Wrestling Play.
Shaw also has a background in arts administration, education, and marketing coordination. From 2017-19, Shaw served as Artistic Director of Alberta independent theatre company Theatre; Just Because, overseeing artistic programming and community partnerships. Shaw also has worked with the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts overseeing various youth theatre programming. Adept at marketing, Shaw also spent two years working for Some Other Solutions - a mental health non-profit, helping to build their presence through social media campaigns and fundraisers within the community.
Shaw currently lives in Hamilton, ON with his partner Diana and their dog Phoebe.
igNIGHT Festival | The Rite of the Rabbit | 2019 | Iota
Guild Summer Festival | Salt-Water Moon | 2019 | Jacob Mercer
St. Peter's Courthouse Theatre | The Wrestling Play | 2019 | Charlie
Harmony House Theatre | Culture Shock | 2019 | Hillyard
Nextfest Arts Festival | The Wrestling Play | 2019 | Charlie
Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts | Ahoy! A Pirate's Life for Me | 2019 | Story
Island Fringe Festival | Half A Star | 2018 | J
Fort McMurray Heritage Shipyard | Salt-Water Moon | 2018 | Jacob Mercer
Keyano Theatre | Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii | 2018 | Edgar
Alberta Drama Festival Association | Mood & Tula Go Camping | 2018 | Tula
M'Guphynn Media | Nerdvana The Series | 2018 | Drummer
Valerie Buhagiar/ NTS | Fall of Grace | 2017 | Abe
Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts | Triple Threat Academy | 2018-19 | Instructor
Theatre; Just Because | Youth Play Production - Collective Creation | 2018-19 | Instructor
Theatre; Just Because | Youth Play Production - Shakespeare | 2017-18 | Instructor
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo | Acting on Instinct Workshop | 2018 | Instructor
Watermark Theatre | Youth Acting Conservatory | 2019 | Instructor
Training & Workshops
National Theatre School of Canada | Acting Program | Artistic Director - Alisa Palmer
Levity Comedy Club | Intermediate Stand-Up Comedy | Scott Faulconbridge
Pumphouse Theatre | Five Day Clown Intensive | Jon Davison
University of Prince Edward Island | Vagabond Productions | Greg Doran
Springhead Studios | Actor's Film Lab | Mark Fraser
Stage combat (unarmed and sword fighting). Dialects (RP, Cockney, American South, Maritime). Improv. Sketch. Stand-up.
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