Justin Lapena


Age: Twenty-two years old
Ethnicity: Filipino
Occupation and/or Company: Self represented actor currently working on Dogfight The Musical with the Semper Fi Collective and a Truss builder at Suntruss Building Systems.
Years of experience: I am a 2014 graduate of Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Program. Its been almost exactly two years since I’ve finished the program.

Personal & professional philosophy:
“Talent is fine it opens doors but kindness and hard work will always take you farther.”

Upcoming performances/ project:
Nothing confirmed at the moment

What is the highlight of your work?
The highlight is knowing that a simple story told genuinely can change a life. I am an actor today because I was moved so much by a local play I saw when I was a teenager that I decided that if I could move people as profoundly as I felt from that performance by  performing myself then that’s what I needed to do with my life. We are in the business of giving, harnessing and receiving inspiration and that’s pretty wonderful.

Future goals:
I want to continue to hone my craft and to be a part of theatrical work across Canada while making a living from it and keeping my personal passion for it alive and well.