James Asmus
Director of New Works

James Asmus is a long-time writer and performer.  As a writer, several of his works have been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, and Portland OR.  His plays include award-winners Love Is Dead: A NecRomantic Musical Comedy, and Amelia Earhart Jungle Princess, in addition to the well-loved Sodomites!!!, and his drama Hearts Full of Blood.  In recent years, James fulfilled a childhood dream: writing for Marvel Comicsé─˘ X-Men titles (and occasional others).  He’s spent years working as a comedian as well, and continues to improvise in LA and Las Vegas (which é─˙Chicagoé─˘s Best Sketch Comedy” one thing on here that his Dad gets really excited about).  His sketch comedy trio Hey You Millionaires was twice named é─˙Chicagoé─˘s Best Sketch Comedyé─¨ and once featured on the cover of Fortune Magazine.  He recently moved to Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Mara.  And he does not miss the winters in Chicago - particularly people leaving furniture in shoveled out parking spaces all day.  That is against the law.

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