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Darrell James Adjunct Assistant Professor of Drama

Darrell James is an Assistant Professor of Drama at Vassar College. He holds an MFA in Acting from The National Theatre Conservatory in Denver Colorado and an MFA in Classical Actingfrom The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. He is a Company Member at Half Moon Theater in the Hudson Valley, a member of Actor’s Equity and the Screen Actor’s Guild.

Professor James has worked in theater, film, television, and radio. His credits include The Policeman in the upcoming film by Marc Meyers, How He Fell in Love; the Father in the independent film Indianapolis; Bastien Andre in Is He Dead?; The Critic in Connor McPherson’s one-person show St. Nicholas (for which the New York Independent Theatre Awards nominated him as Outstanding Solo Performer); The Man in 7 Stories; and Orphans (for which he won the Rocky Mountain Theater Association’s Award Best Actor); and SLEUTH (for which he won the Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Award for Best Actor); as well as many others.

  • BS, Montana State University; MFA, National Theatre Institute, Connecticut College
  • At Vassar since 2011


Departments and Programs


  • DRAM 200. The Experimental Theater
  • DRAM 203. The Actor’s Craft: The Study of Acting
  • DRAM 205. The Actor’s Voice
  • DRAM 390. Senior Project in Drama
  • DRAM 391. Senior Production Laboratory


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