James Elliott


With over three decades of acting and directing under his belt, Jim Elliott has happily worked on 14 of Shakespeare’s plays. Some of his more memorable acting roles include Petruchio, Hamlet, Romeo and Cassio.  He started his directing career with As You Like It, before moving onto critically successful runs of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night. In addition to Shakespeare, Jim currently teaches Classics at the Actor’s Studio Drama School at Pace University.  He also teaches acting, scene study and film acting at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and speech and presentation at The Cooper Union.

Jim was the Producing Director at Urban Empire, during which time he premiered Jonathan Marc Sherman’s Evolution.  He directed the ABC Diversity showcase for two years and directs regularly with the Three Graces Theater Co., including the premiere of Craig Pospisil’s Dissonance which was just published in the Best Short Plays of 2011 by Applause Books.  Jim is the founder of the film production company Cricket Pictures, which has produced one feature length and two short films.  He is the screenwriter, producer and director of the award-nominated Helen at Risk with Didi Conn.  Jim received a BA from Williams College and an MFA from UT-Austin.

Some Production Photos from As You Like It.

Some Production Photos from Jitney.

Production Photos from Disgraced.