James Meneses

James Meneses

James Meneses is a Spanish Chinese American writer, and a member of the Greenhouse Ensemble and Dramatists Guild. His plays Dream Fragmentation, Cross From Rome and While you Wait have been developed and produced in NYC by the Greenhouse Ensemble. After studying architecture at Alfred State College and training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he studied playwriting with Kim Sharp, Julie McKee and Lia...
James Meneses is a Spanish Chinese American writer, and a member of the Greenhouse Ensemble and Dramatists Guild. His plays Dream Fragmentation, Cross From Rome and While you Wait have been developed and produced in NYC by the Greenhouse Ensemble. After studying architecture at Alfred State College and training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he studied playwriting with Kim Sharp, Julie McKee and Lia Romeo. He lives in Bellmore, New York with his girlfriend Gabrielle and dog Archie. www.jamesmeneses.com

Plays

  • Dream Fragmentation
    Jacob dreams of his father who recently committed suicide, and the time to reconcile their past begins to fade as a Tsunami wave draws closer.
  • An Atheist and Three Catholics Have Dinner
    On the next vacation to Italy, Lucia plans on introducing her American atheist boyfriend George to her devout Roman Catholic family  . . . After a religious joke goes wrong at a dinner party, the line between just supporting Lucia’s faith and adhering to it himself starts to form and become slippery.
  • Purgatory Train
    Two best friends die in a car crash and are now  stuck in limbo on an old diesel train. They recount drunken memories of college and decide whether to go to their graduation ceremony in spirit, or start the train, not knowing where the tracks will take them.
  • Ghost Recording
    During the Covid Pandemic, Paulie, an unemployed construction worker, becomes an actor on a low budget ghost reality TV show. A non-believer of the paranormal world, Paulie pretends and acts scared, but tonight in an abandoned Middle School, he witnesses something unimaginable yet real.
  • Gig at the U
    On Halloween, Ryan, a comedian is kicked off a prestigious University’s stage for an unacceptable joke. Him and his boyfriend Evan, discuss how to respond to the vitriol on social media, and whether throwing in the towel on an early standup career is the best option.