Justin Verstraete is a multi-talented theatre artist currently located in Chicago, Illinois and is a graduate of the Theatre Department at Bradley University.
Justin spends the majority of his artistic time choreographing fights for various companies around the city - to see a complete list of his fight work go to Resumes or simply click FIGHT. Even though he loves to fight, he doesn't mind when people want him to ACT in their plays or if they want him to DIRECT them. He really digs that stuff too. He's also dabbled in PLAYWRITING as well.
He is also is a Teaching Artist at the Performing Arts Studio in which he specializes in teaching the basics, the tricks, and (for fakesies) the brutality of stage combat to students of all ages and skill levels. Click HERE to sign up for one of his classes.
One of Justin's proudest achievements thus far has been being one of the co-creators of FIGHT QUEST alongside Kai Young and Bennett Decker-Bottero. FIGHT QUEST has had multiple incarnations and is a "Choose Your Own Adventure Fight Show" produced by Otherworld Theatre. It's basically a massive stage combat / improvised comedy / epic quest / impossible puzzle / mind bending evening of entertainment unlike anything you've ever seen before in your life.
Most of Justin's inspiration comes from pop culture, his frequent trips to the movie theatre - re: the #52movies52weeks challenge - and his undying love for Professional Wrestling. Say what you want...it's still real to him.
For all booking inquires whether it be for Fights, Acting, Directing, or Script requests please send an email to
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