Past Projects

EMBRACE LOVE FREE Cancer is a multimedia, multiple character, one man show written & performed by Justin Sandler with Direction & Development by Jessica Lynn Johnson set to premiere on Thursday March 7th at 8pm in the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast, Whitefire Theatre’s SOLOFEST 2019.

On May 4th, 2017 Justin Sandler’s life was forever changed when he was suddenly diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer in the form of a large tumor growing into his heart and lung. Instead of falling into the all-too-familiar victim role, he realized early on that if he was to survive this, he would need to embrace his cancer, give it love, and eventually set it free. He saw the bigger reason for his cancer, as he was now able to share this positive message of overcoming obstacles with as many people as he could. And that message has now become a solo show that will include characters, narration, poetry, musical performances, and actual video clips from his entire experience.


Technical design by Brandon Loeser.

Festival Producers Nancy Santiago & Bryan Rasmussen

EMBRACE LOVE FREE Cancer in Solofest at Whitefire Theatre!


Whitefire Theatre, Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

Whitefire Theatre, Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA