The Gospel According to James


They survived history. But whose history?
In 1930, James Cameron and Mary Ball emerged as the sole survivors of racial crimes in Marion, Indiana. Teenagers when the crimes occurred, they look back on those events and their lives in this World Premiere work commissioned by the IRT. As their past and present lives intermingle, Cameron and Ball discover that their remembrances of that day differ even if their experiences were the same – challenging us all to wrestle with the tensions between memory, history and redemption.

The Gospel According to James was commissioned in 2006 and produced March 22nd to April 10th, 2011 by the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Janet Allen, Artistic Director, Steven Stolen, Managing Director. The commission and production were supported in part by a Joyce Award. The production was directed by Chuck Smith. Set design was by Linda Buchanan, costume design by Rachel Anne Healey, lighting design by Kathy A. Perkins, and sound design and original composition by Ray Nardelli. The stage managers were Nathan Garrison and Joel Grynheim.

The Gospel According to James produced May 14 to June 12, 2011, by The Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, Illinois, Dennis Zacek, Artistic Director, Jan Kallish, Managing Director. The production was directed by Chuck Smith. Set design was by Linda Buchanan, costume design by Rachel Anne Healey, lighting design by Kathy A. Perkins, and sound design and original composition by Ray Nardelli. The production stage manager was Tina M. Jach.

Casting Requirement: 6 men, 2, women, multiracial cast.