Salvation (PlayPenn, 2008)
James McLindon’s play, Comes a Faery, was developed at the 2010 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Sean Daniels directing, was a finalist for the Humana Festival, and was produced at the New Ohio Theatre by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company. Salvation, developed at PlayPenn, was produced by the Hudson Stage Company, Giovanna Sardelli directing, to critical acclaim. It received its second production in 2016 in New York, produced by Nu.ance Theatre Company. Faith, developed at the Lark’s Playwrights Week and Seven Devils, was produced by Local Theater Company in Boulder, directed by Pesha Rudnick. Dead and Buried, a Semifinalist for the 2011 O’Neill, premiered at the Detroit Rep and was produced again at Miami University in Ohio. Distant Music has enjoyed six productions, most recently at the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre in Omaha, where it was voted Best Comedy by the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards. Distant Music and Ebenezer Creek were Semifinalists for the O’Neill.
His plays have been developed and/or produced at theaters such as the Lark, PlayPenn, Victory Gardens, Irish Repertory, Seven Devils, Abingdon, hotINK Festival, Samuel French Ten-Minute Play Festival, Telluride Playwrights Festival, CAP21, Emerging Artists Theatre, Love Creek Productions, Prop Thtr, Lyric Stage, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Colony Theatre, Theatricum Botanicum, Circus Theatricals, Great Plains Theatre Conference, and Arkansas Rep. His plays have been published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith and Krause and Level 4 Press. James graduated Harvard Law School summa cum laude and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He has been a Dramatist Guild Fellow, a member of the Lark Play Development Center’s Monthly Meeting of the Minds, and a Next Voices Playwriting Fellow at the New Repertory Theatre in Boston.
Prizes: Nominee: Joseph Jefferson Citation, Best New Play, Chicago; Finalist: Kaufman and Hart Prize for New American Comedy and Heideman Award for ten-minute plays (twice), Actors’ Theatre of Louisville; Winner: Best comedy, Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards; John Gassner Playwriting Award, Jane Bingham Prize; Siena College International Playwrights Competition; Grove Theatre Center New Play Initiative competition); Hudson River Classics Showcase Theatre’s W. Keith Hedrick Playwriting Competition; Firehouse Center for the Arts New Works Festival (three times); Nancy Weil New Play competition; John Gassner New Play Festival; Eileen Heckart Full-length Drama competition; Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Playwriting Competition.