In July 2022, James wrote, directed and produced his first short film, Yannis. James’ stage play Son of Byblos (finalist in the 2020 Silver Gull Play Award) produced by (BNW/ Belvoir 25A) was staged in May 2022. Queen Fatima was shortlisted for the 2022 Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting at the NSW Premier’s Literary Award and produced by the National Theatre of Parramatta/2021 Sydney Festival with a sold-out season. Lady Tabouli was shortlisted for the 2021 Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a stage play was produced by National Theatre of Parramatta/ 2021 Sydney Festival. James was selected to be part of the 2019-2021 Sydney Theatre Company Emerging Writers’ Program. James was named one of AMP’s 2021 Tomorrow Maker’s in Excellence to Screen/Stage Writing and awarded a grant to write a new script which is Karim’s Cello (Rodney Seaborn shortlist). In 2020, Lady Tabouli was produced by the National Theatre of Parramatta/ 2020 Sydney Festival with a sold-out season. In 2019, Omar and Dawn was produced by King Cross Theatre 2019/Green Door/Apocalypse with a sold-out season.