James Harrison Monaco is a storyteller, writer, and musician. He is one half of the music-storytelling duo Jerome & James (jamesandjerome.org). His shows are frequently directed by Rachel Chavkin, Andrew Scoville, and Annie Tippe. Recent James & Jerome projects include: The Conversationalists (The Bushwick Starr), Ink (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Under The Radar Festival), Piano Tales (Lincoln Center, MASS MoCA, La MaMa, etc.), Aaron/Marie (Under The Radar Festival, Ars Nova), and They Ran and Ran and Ran (HERE Arts). Other storytelling projects include Tales for Telling (Ars Nova) and Reception (HERE Arts, The New Ohio). He is a New Writer in Residence at Lincoln Center Theater, and he has received residencies with The Public Theater, The Sundance Institute, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, New York Theatre Workshop, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, among others. He also works as a professional translator of Spanish and Italian, a fiction writer, a dramaturg, a drummer, and a composer.
photo by Jacquelyn Pascucci