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James Meneses is a Chilean, Chinese, First Generation American

PLAYWRIGHT, ACTOR and PRODUCER,  Member of the TheaterMakers Studio and currently enrolled in its Next Stage Program led by tony award-winning producer Ken Davenport. He's also a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Greenhouse Ensemble.

Producer: MUSE (The Tank, Greenhouse Ensemble); 


Plays written that have received productions in NYC: DREAM FRAGMENTATION, CROSS FROM ROME,  WHILE YOU WAIT (Greenhouse Ensemble);

GHOST HUNT OF THE PANDEMIC (Theater Unmasked);  

Studied Playwriting with: Lia Romeo (Primary Stages); Julie McKee (HB Studio)

Acting Credits: Sunshine Quest (The Wild Project); Macbeth (Gallery Players); Appetizers, 44th and 9th (Greenhouse Ensemble); Re-Union (ECU Film Festival, Chelsea Film Festival);

Acting Training: Austin Pendelton, Michael Beckett (HB Studio); Susan Pilar, Heater Benton, Lester Shane (American Academy of Dramatic Arts).

Bachelor of Science Degree: Architectural Technology at Alfred State College

Photos by Bronwen Sharp

Exploring the blurred lines between inspiration and obsession; a gripping family drama

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"HERE IS GONE," a science fiction musical about a future dystopia where dreaming is against the law.

"SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND OPEN YOUR EYES," a play about Sarah Lombardo the first female football player, and her struggle to navigate the dual roles of being a professional athlete and a caregiver for her autistic sister.

"MAMA'S BABY BOXER" a Latino family's journey through mental health challenges and grief, intertwined with magical realism.

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WHILE YOU WAIT by James Meneses

at the West 97th Theater

Always exciting to see a Greenhouse show because you never know what to expect! Congratulations to the cast and crew of While You Wait on such an honest, vulnerable and sincere performance. Thank you for the courage to explore and share your intimate feelings about art, human relationships and the theater. Cannot wait to see it again in the future!”

– Di Zhu, Managing Director, The Russian Arts Theatre and Studio

On set with Margaret Reed, Judith Roberts and Ruya Koman 


at the Greenhouse Ensemble's screening of "Lifestyle Content"


5th Annual Chelsea Film Festival

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