January 30, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT 

Jim Holmes

NPP National Vice-Chair
National NPP Chair
Jim is the National Vice-chair of the KCACTF National Playwriting Program. He serves on the faculty of Loyola Marymount University (LMU).  He won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his direction of David Steen’s Avenue A at the CAST Theatre Los Angeles and directed a revival in 2001 Off-Broadway.  Jim’s recent theater directing credits include Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Measure for Measure, The Baltimore Waltz  by Paula Vogel and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at LMU, Sexsting by Doris Baizley at the Skylight Theatre Los Angeles, Snapshots by Gloria Kellett at the Stella Adler theater in Hollywood, Body and Sold by Deborah Lake Fortson at the Glendale Auditorium and Badge for the Hayworth Theatre, Los Angeles Celebrity Reading series with Carol Kane.  At LMU he also directed The Last Days of Judas Iscariot  by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Working by Stephen Schwartz, Catch 22 by Joseph Heller and The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman.  He was a writer producer on The Corndog Man an accepted entry in the Sundance Film Festival and winner of multiple festivals in the US.  He also directed the short comedy film Mystery Cave which premiered at the Filmstock film festival in the UK.   As an actor he has appeared in multiple film and television shows over the last 30 years.  Most recently The Big Bang Theory, NCIS,  Mom,  Vegas,  Harry’s Law, The Middle ,  Switched at Birth,  Mad Men and Mike and Molly.  He holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.