James Venhaus is a playwright, actor, director and educator. His plays include the award winning plays The Happy Couple, Broken Record, Weird Sisters, and The Temple of Dionysus. He has also written as series of widely produced 10-minute plays including, The First Christmas, Concourse 'E', Santa's Little Helper, Amy's Last Shift, and Three Kings. His plays for young audiences, Romeo and Juliet at Verona High, A Great Big Deal Over Nothing and The Top Hand of Lone Tree Ranch have been performed in schools and theatres across the country. His work is published by Playscripts, Inc. and Original Works Publishing
The Happy Couple was awarded the 2010 Alamo Theatre Arts Council Globe Award for "Best Original Script"
Broken Record was awarded the 2011 Alamo Theatre Arts Council Globe Award for "Best Original Script"
Ugly People was awarded the 2012 Alamo Theatre Arts Council Globe Award for "Best Original Script"
Inside The Loop was the winner of the 2009 St. Tammany National One-Act Play Award