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 by the Greenhouse Ensemble. After completing a degree in Architectural Technology, and training in acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he studied playwriting with Kim Sharp, Julie McKee...
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 by the Greenhouse Ensemble. After completing a degree in Architectural Technology, and training in acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he studied playwriting with Kim Sharp, Julie McKee and Lia Romeo. He lives in Brooklyn, by Prospect Park, with his girlfriend Gabrielle and dog Archie. www.jamesmeneses.com

Plays

  • Cross From Rome
    This Summer, Lucia plans on introducing her American boyfriend George, to her devout Roman Catholic family in Italy . . . there’s just one problem, George is an agnostic.  After a religious joke goes wrong at a dinner party, George agrees to take classes on Catholicism, but the line between just supporting Lucia’s faith and adhering to it himself becomes slippery.
  • Dream Fragmentation
     A son copes with the grief of his father’s suicide by slowly understanding him through dreams, but the time to reconcile their past begins to run out as a Tsunami wave draws nearer.
  • Ghost Recording
    During the height of the Covid Pandemic, Paulie, an unemployed construction worker, finds himself acting in a low budget ghost reality TV show. A non-believer of the paranormal world, Paulie pretends to see ghosts 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.

  • Purgatory Train
    Two best friends are stuck in limbo on an old diesel train. Gabe wants to stay for their graduation ceremony and an unfinished game of poker, while Dave wants to start the train and leave, unsure where the tracks will take them.