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It's the dawn of a big, new, fantastical world at House Theatre

THEATRE REVIEW: "The Iron Stag King" at House Theatre of Chicago - 3 Stars

By Chris Jones, Theatre Critic

"The fights, choreographed by Justin Verstraete, are intense indeed. "

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Chicago Critic

Queen Amarantha - Cape and Sword Entertainment Returns to Stage

By Jacob Davis

"Indeed, one of the best aspects of the show is the fight choreography by Kai Young, which includes a duel between Justin Verstraete, as Thalia’s henchman, and three other actors."

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Chicago reader

fight quest, Module one: The bandits of hollow hill

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By AJ Sorenson

...the show changes with every decision the audience participant makes, but always delivers onstage combat, weaponry, and laughs no matter what adventure the audience is taken on.

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Storefront City

Richard II

THEATRE REVIEW: "Richard II" at Two Pence Theatre Company

By Adam & Alicia

"Two words: 'Ally Carey'...with Violence Choreographer Justin Verstraete’s talented guidance, is one bad-ass assassin."

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Gone dark shines light on lesser known theatre genre

THEATRE REVIEW: "Gone Dark" at Otherworld theatre

Loyola Phoenix - by Elijah Cox

"One of the biggest aspects Gone Dark has going for it is the rarity of such a show. We’ve all seen vampire fight scenes in movies or on TV, but when was the last time you saw one live, mere feet from your face? Fight choreographer Justin Verstraete used the space to his advantage, staging the fights directly in front of the audience. Because there isn’t a screen separating you and the fight like there is in film, the stakes seem much higher and the adrenaline is impossible to ignore."

FIGHT QUEST  IS AN OTHERWORD-LY EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

THEATRE REVIEW: "Fight Quest" at Otherworld Theatre

DreamsToBecome.com - Aly Grauer

...The Barbarian's (the impressive and astonishing Justin Verstraete) [performance]...wasn't only impressive - it was hilarious, and not single person in the room was immune to the comedic brilliance.

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The Lex-topia

THEATRE REVIEW & CRITICAL ANALYSIS: Queen Amarantha

By Jesse Lex

"The end dance of sword play between so many characters highlights the fight directing of Kai Young and the intimidation of Justin Verstraete's Champion, who stood in the background for most of the play. Now, though, he faced three enemies, nearly besting them all, showing that his swordmanship equaled his intimidation."

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REGIONAL

River Cities Reader

Wait Until Dark

THEATRE REVIEW: See No Evil "Wait Until Dark" at Timber Lake Playhouse

By Mike Schulz

 "Verstraete, as team leader Harry Roat, is a viciously engaging and unpredictable nutjob; his lightly stylized readings are reminiscent of John Malkovich at his most hypnotically perverse"

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River Cities Reader

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

THEATRE REVIEW: Holly-lujah! "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story"  at Timber Lake Playhouse

By Mike Schulz

"Justin Verstraete offers a first-rate, wholly lived-in detailing of manager Hipockets Duncan"

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NATIONAL

Examiner.com

Is stage violence increasing? Fight choreographer Justin Verstraete weighs in.

By Meredith Lyons

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