mercer II



James (they | them - anything, just don't be shady) is an actor, singer, and multi-disciplined artist of AfroCarolinian roots from Philadelphia, PA.

Over the last decade plus, James has journeyed throughout the United States honing their skills as a performer, becoming an ensemble member with the Chicago physical theatre troupe, Theater Unspeakable; and training with the New York Film Academy, The School at Steppenwolf (Group 21), PMTI/PTAI with Lee Edward Colston II, and an MFA from American Conservatory Theater earning a reputation as a master shapeshifter and storyteller of stage and screen.

Photo by Andrea Careaga

+edited by james  **Directed by james

What's Happening

James will be performing in
"A Christmas carol"
at American Conservatory Theater
December 01 - december 24, 2022
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get Coached
James holds an MFA from American Conservatory Theater along with over a decade's worth of additional
training and experience both with stage and film work. Each coaching session will be tailored to the specific actor's needs.
Auditioning: we will work to break down your sides and help you make strong, honest choices to prep your for your big audition.
Monologue: we will work on current pieces or select new monologues for future auditions as well as work them to bring yourself to the work. Casting Directors are looking to meet you and hear what you're interested in saying as an artist. We will work to bring your authentic self to the pieces you choose, this includes contemporary and classical work.
Conservatory Prep: whether you're applying to a BFA, MFA, or other professional training program, James can help you prepare for this leg of your actor's journey. We will work together to select pieces that best showcase you, research the right programs for you, and to write an essay that lets the selection committee get a glimpse of you and your goals.