RESUME 

 about me 

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. 

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

Theater

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

Film

M'Guphynn Media |   Nerdvana The Series   |   2018  |   Drummer

Valerie Buhagiar/ NTS   |   Fall of Grace  |   2017  |   Abe

Teaching Experience

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

 Special Skills 

Stage combat (unarmed and sword fighting). Dialects (RP, Cockney, American South, Maritime). Improv. Sketch. Stand-up. 

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