Justin Gordon


Learn more about Justin Gordon, an actor, director, producer, theatre educator and lecturer in acting.

Lecturer, Acting

Justin Gordon has worked extensively in theatre and film as an actor, director, producer and theatre educator for over twenty years. He studied directing and stage combat at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England and received his M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Gordon's work as an actor and director has been seen at regional theatres in the United States, and his acting and producing work in film and television has spanned the globe. From 2009-2015, he was a managing partner at FallBack Plan Productions, an independent film production company in Los Angeles. There he developed and produced film projects from conception to distribution, achieving critical success with the films Absentia and Oculus. Currently, Gordon is the artistic director of New Canon Theatre Company in Monterey, California; which specializes in both reimagining classical plays in tandem with new play development and production. He is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Actor’s Equity Association, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and serves on the advisory board of Live Arts Santa Fe. When he isn't working, Gordon is an avid visual artist, hiker, climber and amateur chef.

What do you enjoy most about being a part of the UT Theatre and Dance community?

The engaged and focused students and the overall creative spirit and drive of the department.

What is your favorite thing about Austin?

Amazing food, music and underground art.

Arts Management, Acting, Shakespeare, Directing, Producing (Film and Theatre) and Stage Combat

Acting 1, Acting 2, Introduction to Creating New Media, Acting Shakespeare

Finding Chase (Producer) World Premiere at New Canon Theatre Company, 2023

Much Ado About Nothing ("Benedick") New Canon Theatre Company, 2023 

The Fearway ("Lead") Black Mandala Films, 2023 

The Homecoming ("Joey") North Coast Repertory Theatre, 2022 

The Play That Goes Wrong (Fight Director/Stunts) San Jose Stage Company, 2022 

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