CURRENTLY - OWNER/PRESIDENT - ATTIC STUDIOS
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - SKYPILOT THEATRE COMPANY
TRAVEL WRITER - TRIPSWITHJAMES.COM
IMDB Link - https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm9826663/filmography
James R. Carey is an award winning film and theatre director/writer, plus a teacher and performer with both national and international credits who is based out of Los Angeles.
He is currently in post production for his new short film, DIVORCE DURING PANDEMIC. His short film, FANCY MEETING YOU HERE was selected Best Independent Short at the INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE in Los Angeles for 2019. Fancy was also selected as a Finalist at the Oasis Short Screening Festival.
He has served as the Artistic Director of two of LA's most prestigious theatre companies. The ATTIC Theatre Ensemble located near Culver City from 1987 to 2012, and starting in 2018, with SkyPilot Theatre Company, which focuses on new play development. He has overseen the production of over 400 plays and short films covering a wide range of genres including musicals, Shakespeare, and new works. His productions have won numerous awards including 14 Drama-Logue awards and several Picks of the Week. Favorite productions include the World Premiere of Sam Shepard’s Suicide in B Flat, World Premiere of four unknown Thornton Wilder one acts, the West Coast Premiere of Frogs by Stephen Sondheim, the LA small theatre debut of Love, Valor, Compassion and the West Coast Premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s Family of Mann.
He was the Co-founder and the 1st President of Hollywood Theatre Row from 1992 to 1994 for which he received a LA Drama Critics Circle Award and a Hollywood Arts Council “Charlie” Award.
As a director, he has over 100 plays to his credit including award winning productions of The Elephant Man and All My Sons, world premiere one acts by Lee Blessing and Jeffery Hatcher, classics like The Cherry Orchard for Oasis Theatre and MacBeth for Kingsmen Shakespeare, and the creation of original works like Coming to Zimbabwe and Come Together, A Beatles Cabaret that have toured Africa and the Middle East.
He has a MFA in Theatre Management, Cum Laude from California State University–Long Beach, and has taught at New York Film Academy–LA Campus, California Lutheran University, Pepperdine University, American Musical and Dramatic Academy-LA, and California State University - Long Beach.
In 2012, he formed ATTIC STUDIOS to focus on more personal creative projects which have included international teaching and consultant efforts in Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa, Italy and the UAE. In 2013, his one man show, COMING TO ZIMBABWE debuted at the Harare International Festival of Arts and toured southern Africa. His musical revue, COME TOGETHER has toured both North America and Africa. He is currently touring his award winning one man show, MI CASA SU CASA around the country.
In 2016, he started a travel blog called www.tripswithjames.com and is excited to pursue a life-long dream of travel writing.