James Glossman directed the original Zoom productions of Sitting & Talking (by Lia Romeo) with Wendie Malick and Dan Lauria, and Ken Weitzman’s one-person play Fire in the Garden, with Sean Astin. James most recently directed a benefit reading of his stage adaptation of Tom Hanks’ “Christmas Eve 1953.” The benefit was for Shadowland Stages (NY), where Glossman directed the East Coast premiere of Jeff Daniels’ Flint. Other recent productions include DW Gregory’s Memoirs of a Forgotten Man (NJ Repertory) and the American premiere of Bang!, a new farce by John Cleese. He also co-wrote and directed the music-theatre piece Shostakovich and the Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy, with a rotating cast including David Strathairn, Sean Astin, Len Cariou, Jay O. Sanders, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Richard Thomas, in concert and festival halls around the world. Prior to the pandemic lockdown, James directed a workshop reading of his new adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s science fiction classic, The Door into Summer (with Jeff DeMunn, Evelyn McGee and Stephen Colbert). He is a graduate of Northwestern University, ACT, BADA-Oxford, and Yale School of Drama. James is a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University and Associate Artist at Shadowland Stages.