Marketing Director of Red Scare Theatre Company
James is a writer, director, performer and Marketing Director of Red Scare Theatre Company. Joining in 2016, Cain worked in collaboration with Artistic Director Cassandra Tse to introduce Red Scare's three show seasons for 2017, producing two New Zealand works and one international production.
He regularly directs Red Scare productions from Under (2017), MoodPorn (2019), Apocalypse Songs (2020) and the upcoming That’s All She Wrote at Circa Theatre. He's also directed a number of productions outside of Red Scare including Lord Bi-Ron: Mad, Bad and Dangerous (A Mulled Whine, 2019), Carrie: The Musical [assistant director] (WITCH, 2017), Richard II (Sceptre Theatre, 2016) and Horatio (Sceptre Theatre, 2014).
In 2018 he wrote the acclaimed Movers which was shortlisted for the Adam New Zealand Play award. It premiered in Wellington and toured to Auckland and Hamilton later that year. He's also been shortlisted twice for the Playwrights b4 25 award, for Movers and M'Lady which he co-wrote with Cassandra.
James works at Circa Theatre as Marketing Executive and runs his videography business Able Cain.
Marketing Director - James Cain