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James Nelson-Lucas has been performing on stage since he was six years old and brings a wide variety of theatrical talents and educational skills to storytelling. James has been an actor, magician, chef, public speaker, musician, dancer, clown, improvisational performer, writer, workshop leader, producer, director and now brings all these experiences together in Story Theatre.

In fact, James had been performing Story Theatre long before he knew what it was. James comes from a very theatrical family full of writers, dancers, actors and artists. So it was quite natural that young James, his sister and cousins would perform amateur theatrics at family gatherings. Whether it was a passion play, a reenactment of the signing of the Declaration of Independence or just acting out the Sunday funnies, James and his cohorts were bringing stories to life.

James has nurtured that love of entertaining and educating over the years, graduating from amateur theatrics to legitimate Story Theatre as a founding member of The Patchwork Players. Luckily for his audiences, his youthful passion remains. Combine that with his broad range of experiences and talents and you have one enthusiastic and unique performer.

He is a member of the South Coast Storytellers Guild and the Storytelling in Organizations Group. James studied Drama, Film and Video Production and Voice at Palomar College and Communications at California State University at San Marcos. This background gives him a deep understanding of the nature of stories and how to tell them.

James has performed everywhere from churches to corporate settings, from private parties, to street theater to the legitimate stage. He tells tales from historic to humorous, folk to fantastic, educational to entertaining.

He engages his audiences with passion and energy creating unforgettable programs for all ages. James’ performances are full of wild physicality and a wide range of voices and accents that paint vivid characters to the delight of his audiences.

Programs Include:

- Scandinavian Folk tales
- Children's Stories for Grown Ups
- Pirate Tales
- Magic and Stories
- Stories About (or even with) Food
- Thinking Outside the Box

Or are you looking for more specialized programs?

Let James create a once in a lifetime, storytelling experience for you...
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