James Eychaner

James Eychaner

After a career in technical writing, customer service, nonprofit management, and state government, I'm a new playwright. I have been tutored for the past two years by playwright Bryan Willis. My plays have been read by South Puget Sound Community College and staged by the Seattle Playwrights Salon. When I am not writing, I like to travel. I am an Associate Member of the Dramatists Guild.

Plays

  • Of Things Unseen
    Four Americans are in a pilgrim shelter on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, waiting out a storm. They conflict over belief, whether cycling is a true form of pilgrimage, the role of women in church, but above all whether or not the spirit of a young woman is in their midst. Does one have to see to believe?
  • One Fine All Hallows Eve
    A widower is confronted by a policewoman for being in a cemetery after closing on Halloween. The widower is keeping a promise to his late wife. The policewoman has a rare opportunity to show compassion.
  • Three Guys Talk Football
    An Englishman, an Australian, and an American take a break over beer and talk football. The problem is each one is talking about a different game.
  • The Old Man Goes to the Ballet
    Anthony is an older father of a son who dances ballet. Anthony volunteers to perform in The Nutcracker -- the way most dads would volunteer to coach a son's baseball team. His son resents the intrusion, but Anthony rediscovers his own love of dance. Structure based on Campbell's Hero's Journey.
  • Second Best Beds
    American travelers arrive at an overcrowded hostel in Wales, UK. The hostel is managed by a lonely widow who hates cell phones and WiFi. The stress of jet lag, competition for a bed, relationship problems, and miscommunication make for humor and drama.