"James T. Majewski’s every movement is an explosion."
- The Washington Post
James T. Majewski is an American stage, film, and voice actor based in New York City, whose work has been seen both internationally and across the United States.
In Spring 2021, James developed and performed in the original one-man show Magnificat, a theatrical realization of the 20th-century French poet Paul Claudel's Third Great Ode, presented in NYC by Arthouse 2B in a new translation from Jonathan Geltner, published by Angelico Press.
In Fall 2020, James appeared in the socially-distanced outdoor performance of City of Ghosts, an original work written and directed by Manon Manavit and presented in the Catskills by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
At the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, James performed in the premiere production of here comes the tide / there goes the girl, by New York playwright and member of Ensemble Studio Theatre's YOUNGBLOOD collective, Nadja Leonard-Hooper,
James has engaged in artistic residencies abroad, including at the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, Poland for a collaboration between Galiana & Nikolchev’s The Useless Room and members of Teatr ZAR, as well as at Site de pratiques théâtrales in Lavauzelle, France.
In Los Angeles, James has worked as a collaborator with the international interdisciplinary artist group DREAM WALKER. James was a featured performer in their multimedia immersive performance Dreamscape, first conceived in residency at Automata and later presented variously at Thymele Arts in Hollywood and as part of the biennial Public Urban Multisensory Presentations (PUMP) Festival.
Additional LA performance collaborations include at Hauser & Wirth LA with visual and performance artist Sichong Xie, the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and the upcoming short film, Hearse, directed by renowned American experimental filmmaker, Lewis Klahr.
Originally from the Washington, D.C. metro area, James was an Artistic Associate with Brave Spirits Theatre. One of several performances with Brave Spirits featured James in the first professional production of the Jacobean revenge tragedy, The Bloody Banquet, in nearly 400 years.
James originated the role of The Art Object in the world-premiere production of OBIE Lifetime Achievement Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich’s Magnificent Waste (Factory 449: A Theatre Collective), and was acclaimed for his performance of the titular role in D.C. NPR station WAMU’s radio broadcast of Romeo and Juliet (Lean and Hungry Theater), rebroadcast on KUT/FM Austin, Texas and Sirius XM Book Radio.
Select Washington area credits include leading the premiere production of a new translation of Albert Camus’ Les Justes (WSC Avant-Bard), Richard Foreman’s Paradise Hotel (Washington Shakespeare Co.), roles in Hamlet, Macbeth, and Twelfth Night (VpStart Crow), as well as at Round House Theatre, Molotov Theatre Group, and Upper Room Theater.
James received his MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts, and earned his BA in Philosophy summa cum laude from the Pontifical College Josephinum. He lives in New York City with his wife and one-year-old son.
"James Majewski has brought this character to light in a way that really hasn’t been done before.
It’s delightful, genuine, and a little sobering."
- DC Metro Theater Arts
"James Majewski as Romeo glided through his poetic lines with a sweet fluidity that made this listener’s jaw slack"