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Justin Locklear



Justin is an actor, director, and playwright based in Dallas, TX. He is the currently the Artist-In-Residence at The Ochre House Theatre, an experimental theatre producing only new works, including a bilingual Flamenco show. As a part of that residency—in addition to writing and acting—Justin designs puppets and is the Musical Director. He is also the Producer and Conceptual Artist of the award-winning contemporary dance theatre company, the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group.


His first screenplay, Solider Plant, will premiere at the 2021 Austin Film Festival. In 2014, he was voted Best Actor in the Dallas Observer’s Best of Dallas Readers’ Choice Awards, in 2012, he was selected as one of the “13 people to watch in 2013” by FD Luxe, Dallas Culture Map’s “5 Best Actors in Dallas,” and in 2011, he received the DFW Theater Critics Forum Emerging Artist Award.


Justin has trained in clown at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance and has performed puppetry at the Prague Quadrennial. He holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Baylor University.



In October 2016, Justin was interviewed by Lindsey Wilson for CultureMap Dallas, during which they talked about his process and dream roles. Read the interview here.

In August 2016, Justin was interviewed by KERA's Jerome Weeks for the Artist Spotlight Series. Watch the video and read the interview here.

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