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Justin Huertas is a Seattle-based award-winning playwright, composer-lyricist, and actor. His first original musical Lizard Boy world-premiered at Seattle Rep, toured to San Diego’s Diversionary Theatre, and had two industry readings in NYC. Justin then wrote The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion (co-composed with Steven Tran) for ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery and Lydia & the Troll (co-created with Ameenah Kaplan) for Seattle Rep. He is composer-lyricist for The Lamplighter (co-authored by Sara Porkalob and Kirsten “Kiki” deLohr Helland) and for Book-It Repertory Theatre’s adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle.

As a Filipino-American artist-activist who grew up with fables and modern myths like the Power Rangers, Spider-Man, X-Men, and other superheroes, Justin has committed to dismantling and decolonizing American mythos one original fairy tale at a time. His mission is to break up the noise of white supremacy with affirmations of Black, Brown, and Queer joy, empowerment, and love.

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