James Fagan Tait is a Jessie Award winning actor, playwright, and director. He trained and worked as an actor and director at Ryerson Theatre School and trained at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France. In addition to his extensive directing, acting, and playwrighting career within the professional theatre, James Tait has worked as a collaborator and creator in community engaged theatre projects.
He was co-artistic director of Dialogue Theatre Company in Cornwall, Ontario, a company dedicated to theatricalizing topical issues and local histories, and of Fly on the Wall Theatre Company in London, England. He then established himself as a regular actor/director at the Caravan Farm Theatre in Armstrong, B.C.
He has co-authored and directed several plays including Shadowland’s Lysistrata and the New Age on the Toronto Islands; In the Heart of the City with Vancouver Moving Theatre; Crime and Punishment and The Idiot with Neworld Theatre; and Tuwitames and Not the Way I Heard It in Enderby, B.C., with Runaway Moon Theatre.
Links and Publications
Crime and Punishment trailer (Neworld Theatre, 2012)
A Journey into the Downtown Eastside Community Play (Project report by Valerie Methot, including interviews with Jimmy Tait)