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James Clements

 
Bio:
James Clements is a Scottish actor, writer, theatremaker and media professional based between New York and the UK. His techniques merge voice, movement, multimedia elements and text to create socio-cultural dialogues on stage and between creatives. In addition to numerous film and television ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
James Clements is a Scottish actor, writer, theatremaker and media professional based between New York and the UK. His techniques merge voice, movement, multimedia elements and text to create socio-cultural dialogues on stage and between creatives. In addition to numerous film and television ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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Katherine Guanche, James Clements, Ana Cristina Da Silva, and Sam Hood Adrain Photo

Katherine Guanche, James Clements, Ana Cristina Da Silva, and Sam Hood Adrain

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Will Davis, James Clements, Bailey Nassetta, Briana Archer and Pat Dwyer Photo

Will Davis, James Clements, Bailey Nassetta, Briana Archer and Pat Dwyer

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Sophia Frank and James Clements

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Madeleine Robertson and James Clements

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James Clements Biography

James Clements is a Scottish actor, writer, theatremaker and media professional based between New York and the UK. His techniques merge voice, movement, multimedia elements and text to create socio-cultural dialogues on stage and between creatives.

In addition to numerous film and television roles in the UK (including work for the BBC, Channel 4 and an national advertising campaign), Clements has performed at New York venues including La Mama E.T.C., HERE Arts Centre and MITU580. His acting has been described as “impressive…incredibly compelling…[and] excellent,” (BroadwayWorld), “Clements’ portrayal…shines brightest” (BlogCritics) and “the strongest of the cast” (My Entertainment World).

As a creative, Clements has worked with a diverse range of artists, including Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Whoriskey and the Talking Band. Clements has been on the artistic team for projects at Lincoln Centre LCT3, the Public, the 92nd Street Y and Live Nation, amongst others, and his original plays have been performed in cities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. His plays, including "Dogs of DC" (2014), "Constructing Freedom" (2015), "The Diana Tapes" (2016), “Four Sisters" (2017), “Beauty Freak” (2018), “MEDEA/BRITNEY” (2019) and “Ellis Island” (2021) have been described by critics as "magnifying" (TimeOut), "intricate" (BroadwayWorld) and “intellectual” (Theatre is Easy).

Clements co-wrote and directed the social justice theatre piece, “GUAC: My Son, My Hero,” with Manuel Oliver, whose son was murdered in the Parkland shooting. The play toured major venues across the United States through 2019-2020, produced by Change the Ref in association with Live Nation, with the goal of directly affecting change in the gun laws of the nation.

He is the Producing Co-Artistic Director of What Will the Neighbors Say?, a theatre company with a mission to provoke questions through untold stories, which he co-founded in 2016. The company has become a mainstay of the Brooklyn and Downtown scenes. WWTNS? has premiered 7 original plays totaling over 150 performances in 5 cities in 4 countries on 2 continents, and co-presented a further 19 pieces. The company has received support from the National Endowment fior the Arts. Off-Broadway Angels, the Indie Theatre Fund, the Rhode Island Foundation, the Brooklyn Arts Council and A.R.T./New York, amongst others. The company are Artists-in-Residence at CUNY Queens College in New York.

Clements’ work has been featured in a number of outlets including the New York Times, The Evening Times, Harper’s Bazaar, International Business Times, Playbill, the Daily Mail, STV, BBC Radio, the Guardian, The Miami Herald and TimeOut.

Clements is an Affiliated Instructor for Drama at his alma mater, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty of CUNY Queen’s Drama Department. He has undertaken guest lectures for the NYU Liberal Studies Program and at Fordham University in the Production and Design Department. In 2015, Clements received a grant from Donn Russell of the Peg Sandvoort Foundation for the development of new work.

He currently freelances in television as a development producer. He has worked in development for international media companies such as Red Arrow and Cineflix Media, and is currently writing and co-creating an original drama series for UK television.







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THE ALIENS MAKE THANKSGIVING DINNER Announced For Global Forms Theatre Festival Photo THE ALIENS MAKE THANKSGIVING DINNER Announced For Global Forms Theatre Festival
by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2022

Rattlestick Theater and New York Theatre Salon recently announced their 3rd Annual Global Forms Theater Festival. Running June 1st-12th 2022, and showcasing over 100 theater artists from 34 different countries, this twelve-day theatrical event celebrates and uplifts the work of immigrant and international theater artists living in the United States and abroad.

Rattlestick Theater Announces 2022 GLOBAL FORMS THEATER FESTIVAL Photo Rattlestick Theater Announces 2022 GLOBAL FORMS THEATER FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

Rattlestick Theater has announced the return of its annual Global Forms Theater Festival - a twelve-day celebration filled with in-person productions, readings, online panel discussions, and more which showcases and supports the works of immigrant theater artists living in the U.S.

The Neighbors Announced As Co-Curators For The  NYU Spring 2022 Applied Theater Conve Photo The Neighbors Announced As Co-Curators For The NYU Spring 2022 Applied Theater Convergence
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

What Will the Neighbors Say? has been invited to co-curate and co-produce the NYU Spring 2022 Applied Theater Convergence from May 12th-15th. Co-Artistic Directors Sam Hood Adrain and James Clements will represent the Neighbors, while NYU Assistant Arts Professor Mauricio Salgado will produce on behalf of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The Convergence is entitled 'A New Intimacy: Touch, Trust and Techniques in the Arts.'

James Clements To Voice New Botanist Gin Campaign Premiering At Super Bowl Photo James Clements To Voice New Botanist Gin Campaign Premiering At Super Bowl
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2022

Actor, writer, director and Co-Artistic Director of What Will the Neighbors Say? James Clements has been announced as the voice of a new campaign for The Botanist Islay Dry Gin which will premiere at the Super Bowl on February 13th. Clements, who is Scottish, is repped by Webb Sweeney Murphy (WSM) Talent.

John Maria Gutierrez & James Clements Named CULTURELAB Emergence Resident Artists 202 Photo John Maria Gutierrez & James Clements Named CULTURELAB Emergence Resident Artists 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2022

James Clements (he/him) and John Maria Gutierrez (he/they) have announced they have been curated as Artists-in-Residence with Culture Lab LIC through their Emergence Residency Program. They were selected to work further on their piece, 'Brothers in Arms,' during their residency, which will culminate in a live sharing later in 2022.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards; Mercury Theatre's AMELIE  Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards; Mercury Theatre's AMELIE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards; Mercury Theatre Company's Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards; Mercury Theatre Company's AMELIE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Photos: What Will the Neighbors Say? Celebrates 5th Anniversary Photo Photos: What Will the Neighbors Say? Celebrates 5th Anniversary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2021

What Will the Neighbors Say? took over Any Thing Bar in Brooklyn to celebrate their fifth anniversary, as well as their official relaunch with revamped language, fresh visuals and a new Board of Directors.

James Clements & Doireann Mac Mahon's ELLIS ISLAND to Screen at Queens Theatre Photo James Clements & Doireann Mac Mahon's ELLIS ISLAND to Screen at Queens Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2021

Ellis Island is an interview-based multimedia play that examines why we leave the places we are born, why we go to the places we do and how our sense of self is maintained in our new home.

The Neighbors Announce Fifth Anniversary Relaunch Photo The Neighbors Announce Fifth Anniversary Relaunch
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

What Will the Neighbors Say? has officially announced their relaunch, marking their fifth anniversary, their return to in-person programming and a dynamic and exciting new visual identity.


James Clements Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has James Clements written?
James Clements has written 1 shows including Medea/Britney (Playwright).