Green Festival Speakers
Originally from North Carolina, James stepped on stage for the first time at the ripe old age of 14 and never looked back. Having spent most of his theatrical career on stage, James transitioned to choreographer before directing his first full-length musical. James recently appeared in The Shadow Box with Grove Players. In addition to acting, he has directed both in his home state (Godspell, Take Five) and in Chicago, where he adapted and staged Tell Tale Heart and Pandemonium's first and only production of We Interrupt This Program, an original ensemble production focusing on the first 50 years of race relations. Rounding out a very full and busy schedule, James works in the hospitality industry, volunteers once a week in an after-school cooking program for under-served kids and was 1 of 49 individuals profiled in a new book on volunteerism entitled Changing the World on a Tuesday Night.