James is a writer/director/St. Louis Cardinals fan.
His plays include FUCK MARRY KILL (New Ohio, developed at Lincoln Center, upcoming production), 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), 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: ASCAP workshop, Sewanee Writers Conference. Awards: NY Fringe, United Solo, Indie Theater Now Person of the Year. He is developing new work with New York Theatre Workshop and The Gingold Group, among others.
TV: Vinyl (HBO), Civil (TNT), Get Shorty (Epix), Royally (official selection NYTVF), as well as projects in development with Major League Baseball and eOne.
He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Fund and The Writers Room, and the founder and Co-Artistic Director of Less Than Rent Theatre.
He lives on the Lower East Side of New York City.