|Love, Madness, and Somewhere in Between|
|CAST & CREW (click photos for larger images)|
JAMES J. COX
James J. Cox is an actor, writer and a comic. He is a twenty year veteran of the United States Navy and grew up on Long Island, NY. James is a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA and has been a company member of Theatre West since 2016. He has appeared in several stage, film and television productions. His most recent stage production was the Theatre West critically acclaimed world premiere of “The Man Who Saved Everything“ in the role of “Chuck”.
James has written and starred in the short,
“Coffee Diaries” as well as the WestFest 2018 short “Discontent”. He has also written a novel and a screenplay. Other stage productions include “Six Characters in Search of an Author, “Tribute to Tennessee Williams” ,
"The Merchant of Venice” , “Our Town” and the “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Other notable productions include the 'Reverend Parris” in a Los Angeles production of 'The Crucible” as well as "Spindle City- The Lizzie Borden Musical" directed by Trace Oakley. James is
extremely grateful to his director, Trace Oakley as well as Hudson Theaters for providing the support and the wonderful venue for his solo show. He would also like to thank his friend Harris Shore and Theatre West for their early tutelage and nurturing of this show. James would not be here without them. James would like to dedicate “Love, Madness, and Somewhere In-Between” to his late father, Walter.
James resides in Pasadena with his wife, Bien and cat, Claudius.
TRACE OAKLEY has directed more than 60 productions, and has more than 100 additional productions to his credit as either actor, playwright, producer, or administrator, working in his home town of Denver, on both coasts, and on national and international tours. Los Angeles directing credits include PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Culver City Public Theatre), ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, RUDDIGORE (Proof Doubt Closer Theatre Company), PEARLY GATES (El Portal Theatre), CRIMES OF THE HEART (Windward JG), LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS (Avery Schreiber Playhouse), BOB CRATCHIT AND MR. TIGHTWAD (Secret Rose Theater), STANDING ON MY KNEES (Collaborative Artists Ensemble), THE ACCIDENTAL CLUB (Whitefire Theatre) and 'CARRIE' THAT TUNE: HIT SONGS FROM FLOP MUSICALS, which he also conceived and wrote. Trace worked on the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of ROLLIN’ ON THE TOBA, and later stage managed and co-directed the Los Angeles production. He received a United Nations medal for distinguished service for his U.S. Department of Defense touring production, HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE WHODUNNIT, which performed at military bases throughout Europe. Recent regional credits include HEDDA GABLER and ANNA CHRISTIE for Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company and RADIUM GIRLS, as artist-in-residence for Stage III Theater in Casper, WY. Other directing credits include A CHRISTMAS CAROL (where he had the distinction of giving future teen heartthrob Zac Efron his first professional acting job), BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE, and SISTER MARY IGNATIUS, and more than 15 world premieres at Denver’s historic Changing Scene Theatre. He served as artistic director for Denver’s famed Chicken Lips Comedy Theatre, where he also co-starred in Murder Most Fowl, the longest running show in Denver theatre history. Trace is the proud co-founder of the Proof Doubt Closer Theatre Company, now in its fourth year.
||ZAHRA HUSEIN (Assistant Stage Manager) Zahra Husein is a UCLA graduate with a B.A. in Theater for Costume Design. Her past experiences include the La Mirada production of Carrie: The Killer Musical, Proof Doubt Closer’s performance of On the Twentieth Century, as well as UCLA’s adaptation of Trojan Women. In addition to plays and musicals, she has worked on a number of short films as well as a music video. She’s excited to take on a whole new role in this unique one man show!|