Jim is the Artistic Director of Fishamble: The New Play Company for which he recently directed Tiny Plays for Ireland and Tiny Plays for Ireland 2 by 50 writers, Spinning by Deirdre Kinahan, Silent by Pat Kinevane (winner of Fringe First, Herald Angel and Argus Angel awards), the multi award-winning The Pride of Parnell Street by Sebastian Barry, Turning Point with Arts & Disability Ireland, the multi award-winning Noah and the Tower Flower by Sean McLoughlin, and Forgotten by Pat Kinevane.
He has directed for the Abbey Theatre, most recently Shush by Elaine Murphy, Bookworms by Bernard Farrell, Standing up the Script in collaboration with Fighting Words, Yeats in his own Words, and Fishamble’s productions of The Music of Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor on the Abbey stage and Silent on the Peacock stage. He has also directed for Noel Pearson at the Gaiety, 7:84 (Scotland), Project Arts Centre, Amharclann de hIde, Amnesty International, Tinderbox, The Passion Machine, The Ark, Second Age, RTE Radio 1, The Belgrade, Semper Fi, TNL Canada, Scotland’s Ensemble @ Dundee Rep, Draíocht, Barnstorm, Roundabout, TCD School of Drama, Frontline Defenders, Guna Nua, Irish Council for Bioethics, Origin (New York) and RTE lyric fm. Current projects for Fishamble include a range of Training, Development and Mentoring schemes. Jim has taught for NYU and Notre Dame Universities, is Adjunct Lecturer in the TCD School of Drama, teaches a directing module for NUIM/GSA, and in UCD as part of Fishamble’s Theatre Company-in-Association status there.