political satire American Whup-Ass had its world premiere at AlterTheater in 2008, and was also a winner of the Aurora Theatre Company’s Global Age Project. A resident of New York City, Justin was the first AlterTheater Associate Artist chosen from outside the Bay Area. His plays have been produced in more than 25 cities here and abroad. He is also a Peabody Award winner, a Kennedy Center-ACTF winner, a NYC 15-Minute Play Competition winner, a Princess Grace finalist, a Javits Fellowship finalist, a Disney Fellowship finalist, an O'Neill semi-finalist, a seven-time Heideman Award finalist, and the recipient of an EST-Sloan Commission for his play A Wire In Water. A lyricist and librettist, Justin is also a member of the Tony Award-winning BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, and a recipient of their Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement. His work, including American Whup-Ass, has been published by Samuel French, Original Works, Smith & Kraus, and BMI. Justin is currently a Lecturer in Expository Writing at New York University, and a member of the Project Y Playwrights Group in New York and the Dramatists Guild.