James is an artist-in-residence at Access Theatre in NYC this spring working on a new musical about Johnny Appleseed, environmentalism, and queer virtue.

He was the recipient of a 2019 Queens Arts Council grant to write a new play, Jo & Laurie, a gay adaptation of Little Women exploring queer friendship.

He is currently commissioned by Playing for Others in Charlotte, NC for a new children’s musical to premiere in March 2020.