history of walking by James Ijames

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history of walking by James Ijames


Monday, June 5, 7 pm
Studio X - 1340 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

A Presidential election.

Two terrorists fall in love and destroy things.

A rich woman buys shoes and talks to Jesus.

A gorilla and a political strategist have some fun.

This play explores the role of violence in our future as a culture and how we can discover the humanity of people we don't agree with.


Director:  Matt Pfeiffer
SM/Stage Directions: Kasual Owens-Fields
Light Board: Jessica DeStefano


Akeem Davis
Ben Dibble
David Pica
Jessica Johnson
Greg Wood
Amanda Schoonover
Amina Robinson

James is a Philadelphia based actor and playwright. He has appeared regionally at The Arden Theatre Company, The Philadelphia Theatre Company,  The Wilma Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage and Interact Theatre Company. James is a founding member of Orbiter 3 Playwright Producing  Collective, a member of the InterAct Core Writers Group and a mentor for The Foundry. James’ plays include The Most Spectacularly Lamentable  Trial of Miz Martha Washington, Moon Man Walk, WHITE, Kill Move Paradise, The Threshing Floor, and Osiris:Redux. ...Miz Martha was developed  with PlayPenn and the Wilma Theater and received its world premiere with Flashpoint Theater. Moon Man Walk was world premiered with Orbiter 3 Playwright Collective. His play WHITE was apart of the 2015 PlayPenn New Play Conference and the 2015 Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival. James is a recipient of F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Artist, two Barrymores for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play for Superior Donuts and Angels in America and a Barrymore for Best Direction of a Play for The Brother Size. Is an Independence Foundation Fellow and he is a 2015 Pew Fellow. James is the 2015 recipient of the Terrence McNally New Play Award for WHITE and the 2015 Kesselring Honorable Mention Prize for ... Miz Martha. He received a BA in Drama from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and a MFA in Acting from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. James is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Villanova University and resides in South Philadelphia

James is also the writer of The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington (Studio X-hibition 2013, developed under the title A Thousand Kinds of Silence).