Tia James

Vocal Coach

For the 2019/20 Season—
Native Son: Hannah, ensemble

PlayMakers: Company member for two seasons. Vocal coaching includes Sherwood, Skeleton Crew, She Loves Me, Bewilderness, Jump, Life of Galileo, and How I Learned to Drive, Your Healing is Killing Me. Director PlayMakers Mobile’s Macbeth and PlayMakers Ground Floor’s Constellations.

Broadway: The Merchant of Venice.
Off-Broadway / New York: The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in the Park).

Regional: Richard III (Allentown Shakespeare); Loving and Loving (Stella Adler Studios); Much Ado About Nothing (Two River Theatre); Civilization (all you can eat) (Woolly Mammoth Theater).

Television: Nurse Jackie, Treme.

Teaching / Coaching / Directing: UNC-Chapel Hill, NYU Graduate Acting, NYU Dance, Atlantic Acting School, Montclair University.

Education / Awards: MFA NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program, BFA Virginia Commonwealth University; Teacher Training under Scott Miller and John Patrick. Recipient of the 2014 NYU Graduate Acting Diversity Mentorship Scholarship, 2003 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship winner for Best Actor; 2019 Michael Chekhov/Zelda Fichandler Scholarship.

Shows at Playmakers

Native Son September 11, 2019 - September 29, 2019
Jump January 23, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Skeleton Crew October 10, 2018 - October 28, 2018
How I Learned to Drive April 3, 2019 - April 21, 2019
Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood September 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Life of Galileo February 27, 2019 - March 17, 2019
She Loves Me November 14, 2018 - December 9, 2018