Justin Huertas (he/him) 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.
Justin is currently under commission at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
- Seattle/Pacific NW
Interested in touring?
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Lyricist
My Primary Instrument
- Guitar (Acoustic)
- Guitar - acoustic