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Ambivalent - a short play

Monday, October 20th, 2014

(note, in light of the hysteria playing out on cable news, I thought I’d share my short play originally presented as part of THE FEAR PROJECT… it seems even more current today… now available in The Joshua James Project and, as noted, the performance royalties on this work are free for amateur production. )

SAM: […]

Writing Plays In A Small Town

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Laura, author of Gasp!, has written a series of essays entitled Writing Plays In A Small Town and I highly encourage you to read them all … she writes about living in New York City as a playwright and her journey down south, it’s a great read.
For the record, I grew up in […]

Adam Szymkowicz: I interview Playwrights Part 183: Joshua James

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Adam included me on his great Interview series over at his blog and mine went up today, you can read it here: Adam Szymkowicz: I interview Playwrights Part 183: Joshua James
Check it out and let me know your thoughts on it, over there, if you please.

Be well, everyone, and have a safe Memorial Day […]

Repost - Never Do This …

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Below is a repost of a bit I wrote about submission fees called Never Do This . . . I’m reposting it due to a discussion taking place on other boards … it applies primarily to play submissions … there are excellent TV and Film fellowships that ask for submission fees and they are well […]

Death Of A Salesman

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

In other theatre news, best friend Ato, also known as The Man Who Would Be King, opens as Biff in Death of A Salesman at Yale Rep on April 30th.

Here they are: Ato Essandoh, Kimberly Aileen Scott, Billy Eugene Jones and Charles S. Dutton.
Break a leg, brother, and know that all of us in the […]

Things Of Dry Hours

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Just wanted to share the head’s up on the Times ArtsBeat Blog regarding my friend Naomi’s play Things Of Dry Hours, which will up in May.

“The New York Theater Workshop has announced Delroy Lindo, Roslyn Ruff, and Garret Dillahunt will star in its final production of the season, Naomi Wallace’s “Things of Dry Hours,” which […]

Let The Sunshine In Your . . . HAIR!

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Okay, so I normally don’t write about theatre much these days, and I vowed not to review any more theatre shows as that I felt it wasn’t really my bag, man.
But I’m about to fracking break that vow right here and now for HAIR, which is running as part of the Public Theatre’s […]

Read Freeman

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

This is prime theatre blog talk at its finest . . . Matthew Freeman: Building and Dismantling - go check it out.

Playwrights As The Ugly Red-Headed Stepchildren No One Wants

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Laura has a follow up on her series of why she don’t do theatre any longer here called Talking to Myself, Part III and again I urge my theatre brethren to go visit and read.
Here’s her money quote:
“Any criticism of the system is often dismissed as sour grapes. That’s why the system never changes. Just […]

Is Theatre Corrupt Or Has Somebody Just Left Something In The Fridge Too Long?

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

One of my favorite bloggers, Laura Axelrod, has a post up about writing for theatre.
About her experience in New York as a playwright and so on.
I need to echo out a big AMEN to what she wrote and add onto the subject myself.
Backstory, Laura recently cut all ties to theatre and has […]

10 questions: Joshua James

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

In the midst of everything going on, I didn’t have the chance to mention that I was interviewed by Theatre is Territory on their blog as part of their 10 Questions series.
So please, go visit and leave a snarky comment!