Head of Playwriting, Texas State University
Jim Price has amassed numerous Broadway, off-Broadway, and national touring credits over his 25 years in show business, including the original Broadway cast of The Civil War and Ring of Fire, national and international tours of Les Miserables, as well as being an original cast member of the off-Broadway hits Bat Boy-the Musical and bare:a pop opera. Over the years, Jim has performed in countless regional and stock productions around the U.S. as well as in Ireland. As a playwright, he was selected to be a Lark Playwright’s Workshop Fellow for 2007-2008 to take part in a year long development program run by renowned playwright Arthur Kopit. Jim’s play, Collision Course (semi-finalist, O’Neill), has had readings/workshops produced at the Actor’s Studio(P/D workshop), Stanford University, The Shotgun Players in Berkeley, the Lark Theatre in New York City, and most recently a new one act version was premiered at Texas State University. He has written a number of other plays, including Colony Collapse (Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, finalist), Cellular Connections, Piano in the Woods, and a collection of short plays entitled Scenes From Planet Earth. He is the composer/lyricist of Cold Feet, a musical (finalist, O’Neill NMTC), which is now licensed by Miracle or 2 Productions in New York City, and he is currently working on a new musical called All the Gold with country legend Larry Gatlin. He has taught master classes in acting, musical theatre performance and playwriting at colleges all around the country and is currently the Head of Playwriting at Texas State University. Jim is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is a member of Actor’s Equity, Screen Actors Guild and is the Southwest regional representative for the Dramatists Guild.