YOU'VE REACHED JUSTIN: Daniel only planned for a night out of clubbing with his best friend and crush, Justin. But before they can meet, monsters fall from the sky and begin attacking the city. When Justin won't answer his phone, Daniel starts out th...
YOU'VE REACHED JUSTIN: Daniel only planned for a night out of clubbing with his best friend and crush, Justin. But before they can meet, monsters fall from the sky and begin attacking the city. When Justin won't answer his phone, Daniel starts out through the carnage and chaos to rescue him, leaving voicemails along the way. "You've Reached Justin" blends sci-fi and horror with romance to deliver a heart pounding short about the complexities of crushes and monsters.
Written by Christain St. Croix
Directed by Jonathan Cook
KJ Welcher as "Daniel and Michael Cameron Bailey as "Justin"
Intro/Outro music: JK/47
Additional featured music: A Time of Shadows
Special appearance by Doctor Necropolis of the Frightmare Theatre Podcast!
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Christian St. Croix (he/him) is a playwright based in San Diego, CA. The San Diego Union-Tribune has called him “one of the nation’s fastest-rising playwrights, thanks to his ability to write multidimensional characters with wry humor and truth, as well as unique stories told from his perspective as a queer Black writer.” His plays include "Monsters of the American Cinema", winner of Italy's Carlo Annoni International Drama Award, "We Are the Forgotten Beasts", a 2022 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist, and "ZACH", winner of the 2021 Young-Howze Theatre Award for Best Comedic Writing. His plays have been developed and produced by Blindspot Collective in association with the La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego, CA), ArtsWest Playhouse (Seattle, WA), Third Culture Theatre (Los Angeles, CA), Prologue Theatre (Washington, DC), Know Theatre of Cincinnati (OH), and HIT International Theatre Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark, amongst others.
Nathan Shelton was born in Springfield, MO to Kevin and Tammy Shelton. His father is a Methodist pastor and his mother works with the Languages department of UMKC in Kansas City, MO. Nathan grew up in theatre, performing at several venues around his hometown, where he started to work professionally as a stage and screen actor in the early 1990s. He went on to study acting, writing, and directing at Missouri State University (then SMSU) in the same prestigious acting program that launched John Goodman, Kathleen Turner, Tess Harper, Jack Laufer, and many others.
Aside from working as a professional theatre/film/television actor, Nathan is an award-winning SFX makeup artist, writer, and director/producer. Nathan moved from Missouri to Chicago, IL in 2013, and continues to work throughout the country on various creative projects with his production company, Arcane (including the internationally acclaimed web series Shadow Bound, and the horror radio-drama anthology series, The Frightmare Theatre Podcast). Nathan and his wife, Alma Rodriquez, were married in March 2021 and split their time between the US and Mexico. Nathan has two children, Finnley and Vince.