James is a writer and theatre maker based in Manchester. His practice includes work as a writer, director, dramaturg, performer and workshop facilitator, across a range of projects. He has made pop-up theatre with integrated BSL access, one-to-one performance, studio theatre, gig theatre and dance theatre, which has been performed in tours of regional venues, in London theatres, at festivals and at Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe. James maintains a blog of cultural criticism and has written for The Stage, Exeunt, Le Monde and The Real Story.
As a facilitator, James encourages workshop participants to follow their interests and explore writing through accessible exercises like drawing, collage, cut-ups and conversation. He loves facilitating workshops, because they always surprise him, and working with others to explore their potential always teaches him something new about the world.