Justin Thomas Calla is a classically trained character actor who specializes in theatre and voiceover.
Justin’s acting career began at WL Seaton Secondary’s 27th Street Theatre in his hometown of Vernon, BC. It was in Vernon that he also made his first foray into professional performance at the Powerhouse Theatre.
A graduate of Capilano University’s Acting for Stage and Screen program (ASAS), his education focused on Practical Aesthetics and Meisner Technique as primary means of analysis, as well as acting for the camera, voiceover, musical theatre, and stage combat. It was there that he took the stage with the Exit 22 Productions and Arbutus Studio theatre companies and appeared in Bosa Motion Picture Arts (MOPA) student films and larger film productions such as the Cascadia Project.
Since graduating, Justin has made forays into musical theatre with P.I.T. Collective's City of Angels and appeared in Canada's first ever production of Bonnie and Clyde the Musical with Contact Theatre in Montreal. He also served as that production's stage combat choreographer and safety officer.
Recently, Justin founded Phantom Limb Theatre Co. as a means to write, direct, and produce an original short play for the Montreal Fringe Festival. This play, called The Space Between, is best described as a ghost story-as-meditation on loss with a ton of heart and humour for good measure.
The stage has always been where Justin feels most at home, and he has garnered a great passion for the process of developing and embodying multi-dimensional characters. He brings this passion, positivity, and professionalism to every project.
In voiceover, Justin’s rich, expressive baritone voice and penchant for dialects lend themselves to a breadth of characters including sophisticated announcer types, cartoonish oafs, and eccentric kooky weirdos.
A big believer in a diverse portfolio, Justin has been a regular contributor to such publications as The Liar Collective as a poet and short story author. He is currently hard at work writing his next original full-length play.
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