is a Little Rock, Arkansas Native who has found his passion in the world of words. He lives the life of a poet, writer, spoken word artist, playwright and Director, photographer, entrepreneur, band manager and father. Chris is the man responsible for the birth of The Roots Theatre Group which he recently launched the beginning 0f 2013. The first official production under this theatre group is Chris’s original choreopoem play, The Odds Against U.S. = Urban Statistics. He premiered his second original stage play, Confessions of a Sinner, August 17th, 2013. In 2012, Chris orchestrated the largest Trayvon Martin Rally in Little Rock which attracted many radio interviews.
Chris is also the Founder and former Editor of The Essence of Blackness Street News paper which was a publication that focused on news, literature, and educational information that targeted African American people. The publication was distributed throughout Little Rock, Arkansas from December 2011 to December 2012.
In 2010, Chris established a program called MY ART IS… which he and others recruited young aspiring artist from high schools such as North Little Rock Academy and motivated them share their talents in front of student bodies as well as other outside groups. Chris has traveled to several states across America sharing his performance style poetry from Southern Fried Poetry Slam to featuring in various schools, churches and venues across Arkansas.
He has graced over 100 stages. Chris is a proud member of spoken word poetry Troupe known as FOREIGN TONGUES which cultivates some of the most established poets and writers in Arkansas. Chris believes that words have power so he continues to share his lyrical stories with audiences in hope to inspire and motivate. Words that describe Chris James would be idealistic, ambitious, Godly, futuristic, simplistic, and ever-striving.