JUSTIN ANDERSON is a professional director based in Atlanta, Georgia whose credits include award-winning productions in the southeastern United States and Europe. At present, he serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre (www.auroratheatre.com) in Lawrenceville, Georgia—a professional Equity theatre and the fastest growing theatre in the state. His directorial work has earned him both popular and critical praise, along with Ten Suzi Bass Award Nominations for Best Direction (Two wins for LES MISÉRABLES and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Aurora Theatre in 2013 and 2017 respectively). Recent productions include TWELFTH NIGHT at Teatri Metropol in Tirana, Albania.

Further directing credits include: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME by Peter Parnell, Alan Menken, and Stephen Schwartz and Lin-Manuel Miranda's and Quiara Alegría Hudes' IN THE HEIGHTS (both co-productions between Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit), THE CITY OF CONVERSATION by Anthony Giardina at Horizon Theatre Company, Sondheim and Lapine’s INTO THE WOODS at Aurora Theatre and a co-production of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang (a co-production between Aurora Theatre and Horizon Theatre Company). Committed to the development of new works, he has directed the World Premieres of SINGLES IN AGRICULTURE by Abby Rosebrock, SPLIT IN THREE by Daryl Lisa Fazio, HARABEL by Teatri Metropol’s own Jonida Beqo, THE FABULOUS LIPITONES by Mark St. Germain and John Markus, ANGRY FAGS by Topher Payne, and TIME BETWEEN US by Brett Schrier and Tess Barker.

Artistic associations include Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse and Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre. While studying directing at Rutgers University, Justin had the privilege to work with Amy Saltz, Pam Berlin, William Carden, and Deborah Headwall. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from Campbell University and a Master of Arts in Theatre Studies from Regent University.

Justin is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia where he directs and teaches courses in acting and musical theatre. In addition, he is a graduate of the 2016 Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA) Institute and the 2016 inaugural class of the Gwinnett Chamber Young Professionals Leadership Institute.

Previously served as Production Director of KidStuf at North Point Community Church (2009-2013), and Theatre Arts Coordinator at Woodland School of the Arts (2004-2008).