James is a writer/director/St. Louis Cardinals fan.
His plays include FUCK MARRY KILL (New Ohio, developed at Lincoln Center), MARY IN THE CLUB (Gym @ Judson), DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES (Ars Nova ANT Fest), LONG DIVISION (Portland Center Stage JAW Fest), OUTLAWS (Goodspeed New Musicals, “The Score” at le poisson rouge, music/lyrics by Oyen), FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS (Walkerspace), LITTLE TOWN BLUES (Wild Project), ARCHIE’S FINAL PROJECT (Stage74, music/lyrics by Oyen), LITTLE MAC, LITTLE MAC, YOU’RE THE VERY MAN (Less Than Rent, co-written with SP Monahan), MONEY$HOT (Orlando Rep, music/lyrics by Oyen), and THE ICEBERG THEORY (Sewanee). He co-wrote VOICES IN CONFLICT with Bonnie Dickinson, which ran at The Vineyard Theatre and Fairfield Theatre Company. He later collaborated on the teleplay for the film version that aired on PBS and was awarded two Regional Emmy Awards. Dramatists Guild Fellowship. Official selection: Roundabout Space Jam, ASCAP workshop, Gingold Group Speakers Corner, Sewanee Writers Conference. Awards: NY Fringe, United Solo, Indie Theater Now Person of the Year. Upcoming works include a folk-rock breakup musical with Olivia Hally (of Oh Pep) and a new play about Transcendentalism with Whitney White, among others. Select plays are available on the New Play Exchange.
TV/Film: Vinyl (HBO), Civil (TNT), Get Shorty (MGM/Epix), Ray Donovan (Showtime), For All Mankind (Apple+), Royally (official selection NYTVF, winner Critics Award), as well as projects in development with Michael Deluca/Major League Baseball, Marc Evans Productions, and MGM/Cross Creek.
He lives on the Lower East Side.