Charlene James is a playwright and an actor who trained at Birmingham School of Acting and The School at Steppenwolf, Chicago.
In 2008, she participated in the Royal Court’s Young Writers Programme and in 2012 she was selected to be one of the 503 Five at Theatre 503. In 2013 Charlene became a writer in residence at the Birmingham Rep for their season focusing on mental health.
Her first play, Maybe Father, was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award and went on to have a reading at The Young Vic, as part of Talawa Theatre’s Flipping The Script Season. Her most recent play Dad(die) was read as part of Talawa Firsts performed in Talawa Studio.