James is a Calgary-based playwright and performer. His work has been produced or developed through Lunchbox Theatre, the Calgary and Edmonton International Fringe Festivals, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Calgary, SAGE Theatre's Ignite! Festival and Theatre Genesis. His work has garnered awards from across Canada, including the Alberta Playwriting Competition Grand Prize in 2014 for his play Helmut's Big Day. His other plays include Greetings From Sardineland, WILF, In Case of Fire, and A Song of Bucephalus. James has recently completed his thesis work as part of the MFA Playwriting program at the University of Calgary.