James Chapman – Associate Director
James is an actor, writer, director and producer who holds an Advanced Diploma Of Arts (Acting) and has worked as a workshop facilitator with some of Newcastle’s best training institutions: Hunter Drama, Tantrum Youth Arts, YPT, and Aspire. In 2015 he founded the award winning Knock And Run Theatre and has acted as Artistic Director ever since. Recent acting credits with Knock And Run Theatre include CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, YEAR OF THE ROOSTER, GRACE and SUICIDE, INCORPORATED. James stepped into the world of musical theatre in 2017 appearing in Metropolitan Player’s LES MISERABLES. He is a co-recipient of two CONDA Awards: Best New Play, NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR CAT (Tantrum Youth Arts) and Best Dramatic Production SUICIDE, INCORPORATED (Knock And Run Theatre).
James is excited to join the Hunter Drama teaching faculty in 2020 and will lead our performance troupe.