PRODUCER - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - STORYTELLER DIRECTOR - CHOREOGRAPHER
WHO I AM
Roderick Justice is an award-winning director, choreographer, costume designer, playwright, actor, adjudicator, and mentor to hundreds of young performers. A member of The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, he has been producing theatre for youth for nearly two decades.
Roderick is Appalachian and originally hails from
the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. While he has
trained and worked in cities all over the US, Canada and Europe, he now proudly calls Cincinnati home.
Starting as a performer with The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati in 2006, TCT welcomed Roderick in 2008 as the company’s first full-time Associate Artistic Director. He became Program Director of The STAR Program, the highly-acclaimed musical theatre training program for young performers ages 9 to 18. Many of his STAR alums have gone on to great success on Broadway, TV, film, and behind the scenes.
Over the years, he has spearheaded many new TCT artistic and educational programs such as The Change Fund, the TCT Resident Artist Company, STAR Red Bank, STAR Cabaret, STAR All-Stars and TCT's Script Development Division.
Roderick’s tenure has been driven by his passion for live theatre-for-youth, the impact the arts have on early childhood development, and harnessing the power of storytelling to change the world and cultivate the next generation.
Since his promotion to Artistic Director in 2015, he has commissioned and produced over 25 new musicals, plays, and world-premiere adaptations.
He also works as a free-lance guest artist,
designer, director, and choreographer for other
arts organizations, including as his alma mater, Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts (SOTA), The School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), the Commonwealth Theatre Company, The Carnegie, and The Lincoln Amphitheater in Lincoln City, Indiana.
“He's a dreamer, who makes dreams a reality.”