#143 – James McClure

James McClure is an award-winning writer, journalist, scholar and undergraduate instructor. In 2018, James’ newest play, Glass Closets, was chosen to be workshopped at Mount Allison University as part of the 2018 Playwrights’ Colony hosted by the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre. ‘Glass Closets’ is his second Fundy Fringe Festival production. In 2017, he wrote and directed ‘Faking It,’ a coming-of-age comedy that was also one of three winners in the Saint John Theatre Company’s playwrighting competition ‘Script Happens.’

James also writes poems, short stories and novels. In 2018, his unpublished YA novel Playing like a Girl was the first runner-up for the David Adams Richards Prize awarded by the Writers Federation of New Brunswick. Judge Michelle Butler Hallett praised the manuscript as “polished YA fiction” and noted that “the first-person narration is especially skillful.”

James currently works as the editor of Civilized.life – a cannabis culture and lifestyle website. Previously, he pursued a doctoral degree in English at the University of Ottawa, specializing in Shakespearean drama.

Glass Closets on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/212114789478703/

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- 3 days ago

Stageworthy host, @philrickaby will be hosting a livestreamed chat with theatre-maker Eliza Martin to talk about adapting her Fringe Festival hit "Harvey and the Extraordinary" into a book. Join them on October 28 at 7:30PM EDT: https://t.co/wZDCN0BKJS #theaTO #CanLit https://t.co/uIjlDkxF0x
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- 17 days ago

@literasyme Hah! If only I could help with that.
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- 17 days ago

Its always been important to me that the podcast is a service to the Canadian theatre scene. Which brings the question: what does the Canadian theatre scene actually need?
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- 18 days ago

@philrickaby: Announcing the title of my holiday audio drama coming in November! It Sees You When You're Sleeping: a 6 part audio drama for those who like some horror in their holiday cheer. Watch here, or go to https://t.co/DEPofGSgQm to sign up for updates. #itseesyousleeping #audiodrama https://t.co/4CCpvzy1AN
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- 19 days ago

@philrickaby: On this episode of @stageworthypod, I announce that after 6-ish years of producing Stageworthy on a weekly basis, that I'll be taking a bit of a break (probably a couple of months). https://t.co/qdR4m3kqnT
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