Charlene James is an award winning playwright and trained as an actress at Birmingham School of Acting and at The School at Steppenwolf, Chicago. She was writer in residence at Birmingham REP for their season focusing on mental health and wrote for the Young Theatre Makers which premiered at the Birmingham REP before touring. Her play Cuttin’ It, premiered at Young Vic before touring to Royal Court, Birmingham Rep, Sheffield Theatre and The Yard.
It was adapted for BBC Radio 4 and aired as Drama of the week. Her original short monologue, System/Cycle was part of The Break series for BBC. She is currently participating on the Channel 4 Screenwriting Scheme and she is working on the series A Discovery of Witches with Bad Wolf.