James McLindon


A little girl whose single mother has been deployed overseas is visited by a cantankerous Irish fairy: Has he come to keep the lonely child company … or to steal her soul?


When an Angel of the Lord appears to 12-year-old Simon in the Walmart’s parking lot, his prayers to God to become His prophet have finally been answered … or have they?


A story of fathers and sons, death, forgiveness and a Barcalounger.

James McLindon graduated from Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review before turning to playwriting. He is a New Voices Playwriting Fellow with the New Repertory Theatre in Boston. His play, Comes a Faery, was developed at the 2010 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Sean Daniels directing. Dead and Buried, was a semifinalist for the 2011 O’Neill. Salvation was produced by the Hudson Stage Company, Giovanna Sardelli directing, to critical acclaim in the New York Times. Distant Music has enjoyed six productions around the country, most recently at the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre in Omaha. Dead and Buried will be produced by the Detroit Rep next spring. Dusk and A Brief History of Penguins and Promiscuity premiered at the Grove Theatre Center in Los Angeles. His plays have been developed and/or produced at theaters such as the Abingdon, hotINK Festival, Irish Repertory, Lark Play Development Center, Samuel French Ten-Minute Play Festival, PlayPenn, Victory Gardens, Lyric Stage, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, and Telluride Playwrights Festival. His work ahs been published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith and Krause, Original Works Publishing and Level 4 Press.