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About

(or, who is this human?)

 

Hello.

My name is James.

My pronouns are He/Him/His.

I make theatre.

Here is a photo featuring:

  • My name
  • My face
  • A scarf I knit with my own two hands

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If you’re curious about work I’ve done in the past, you can head over here.

Currently, I am:

–Writing an original musical for Playing for Others in Charlotte, NC, to premiere in March 2017

–A inaugural Fellow in Superhero Clubhouse’s Science and Stage Fellowship Program

–Continuing my work as the Artistic Associate, Education and Outreach with The Orchard Project

–Trying to understand our country better in the wake of the tragedy of the recent election

–Working on various writing projects that are at various stages, including

  • a play about basketball
  • a play about a middle-aged woman who discovers she has magical powers
  • a play about vaccinations
  • a musical about an old woman who runs away with a 14-year-old kid

I would be happy to talk about any of these pieces with you. Or we could talk about other things!

If you’d like to read a more formal bio, look no further:

James Kennedy is a playwright, composer, and director who is making his professional playwrighting debut in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2016 Humana Festival of New American Plays (“Trudy, Carolyn, Martha, and Regina Travel to Outer Space and Have a Pretty Terrible Time There”). He was a Directing Intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville for their 2015-2016; previous apprenticeships include HowlRound: A Center for Theatre Commons and The Lark Play Development Center. He is an alum of Emerson College, where he was the first student to receive both the Betsy Carpenter Playwriting Award and the Rod Parker Playwrighting Fellowship as well as an alum of both the National Theater Institute and the Orchard Project Core Company. James is currently the Artistic Associate, Education and Outreach at The Orchard Project and is the subject of the award-winning mini documentary “75 Pianos.”