James Venhaus is a playwright, actor, director and educator. His plays include award winning one-acts The Temple of Dionysus, 10-minute plays, The First Christmas, Santa's Little Helper, Amy's Last Shift, and Kringle-phobia, full length plays The Happy Couple and Weird Sisters, and plays for young audiences Romeo and Juliet at Verona High and The Top Hand of Lone Tree Ranch. His work has been performed off-off Broadway at 13th Street Repertory Company, and in theatres across the country including Ground Zero Theater Company, Audacity Productions, and Junior Players (Dallas), SUNY Brockport (New York), Killing My Lobster (San Francisco) and Loyola University (New Orleans). Mr. Venhaus holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Southwestern University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Austin College. He lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife and daughters.