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James Sie

James Sie  has written many plays and adaptations as an Artistic Associate of Lifeline Theatre in Chicago. He received a Joseph Jefferson Citation for his adaptation of Island of the Blue Dolphins, for which he was also nominated as director. James has also garnered two Jeff Citation nominations for his Lifeline adaptations of Dracula and A Wrinkle in Time, and an After Dark Award for The Road to Graceland. His adaptations of A Wrinkle in Time, Bunnicula, Ferdinand the Bull, and My Father’s Dragon have been produced nationally. Other adaptations include Randy Shilts’ AIDS memoir Talking AIDS to Death, The Cricket in Times Square (which he also directed), and Miss Bianca. His adaptation of Daniel Pinkwater’s The Snark Out Boys and the Avocado of Death was broadcast on “Chicago Theatre on the Air.” Since moving to Los Angeles James has written and starred in a solo performance Talking with My Hands for the Mark Taper Forum/East West Players, which was also produced at the NWAAT in Seattle. James also the author of a novel, Still Life Las Vegas, which was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2015. Please visit him at