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james (he/they)


a multifaceted creative force, award-winning director, and educator, based in New York City.  

for nearly 20 years, James has directed coast-to-coast, collaborating with renowned companies such as Roundabout Theatre, Primary Stages, Long Wharf Theatre, The Old Globe, Steppenwolf Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and The Goodman, among others. recent credits include: Heroes of the Fourth Turning by Will Arbery at SUNY Purchase and Romeo and Juliet at the Texas Shakespeare Festival.  

james was the founding artistic director of Chicago's award-winning Red Tape Theatre company.  during his eight year tenure the company fostered the work of playwrights and directors including Martyna Majok, Seth Bockley, Will Davis, Martín Zimmerman, Brooke Allen, and presented the Chicago premieres of works by Young Jean Lee, George Brant, Mark Schultz, Jennifer Barclay, and Ruth Margraff.  

previous affiliations include: the Drama League New York Directing fellowship, Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellowship, Chautauqua Theatre Company Directing Fellowship, SDCF Observership, and the Peter Kaplan Fellowship.  

james has been invited as a visiting director to: Fordham University (4 years), SUNY Purchase (3 years), NYU Tisch (2 years), FSU/Asolo Conservatory (3 years), the Professional Performing Arts School (5 years).  

                             mfa - brown/trinity.           member - SDC

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