Profile: James Cairns


James CairnsJames Cairns is a creative director at The Framework and has performed and written extensively for South African screen and stage. He won a Silver Ovation Award at 2011’s National Arts Festival for his two-hander, Sie Weiss Alles and was nominated for Fleur de Cap awards for his performances in Dirt and The Sitting Man.  The Three Little Pigs, Cairns’ collaboration with Rob van Vuuren and The Pink Couch, has toured extensively nationally and internationally, receiving a number of awards. This year the production has runs at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, in New York and in Johannesburg. Recent stage credits also include Paul Slabolepszy’s My Low Fat Not Quite Italian Wedding at Artscape and Pale Natives at the Market Theatre.

Seen working with:

– Taryn Bennet
– Rob van Vuuren
– Albert Pretorius
– Jenine Collcot
– Tara Notcutt

“Utter mastery in switching between characters… Even his head seems to change shape.”  Read our review of James Cairns in Dirt at the Baxter.


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