Little Black Dress INK Selects Old Salt a Play by Katherine James as One the Finalists for This Year's ONSTAGE Project

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  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) May 15, 2014 - Female playwright and entrepreneur, Katherine James was named one of the 2014 finalist in the Little Black Dress INK, Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Project. Katherine's play Old Salt will be featured along with the other finalists at the May 18th Planting the Seed reading at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, and then produced in Prescott, AZ this Fall.

    The Old Salt has been called the first post - "don't ask don't tell" play. The play is about Edward, a retired Admiral in The Nuclear Navy who thinks he has come to Marina Del Rey to fulfill the dream he and the love of his life shared. As he scatters the ashes of his great love, he is interrupted by his next door neighbor, Skip, who also served in the Navy. The Old Salt beautifully illustrates what is friendship, what is companionship, what does it me to start a new chapter of life?

    The play will be read Sunday, May 18th at 12:00 pm at the Los Angeles Theatre Center 514 Spring St. Los Angeles. The reading will also be streamed online at 12:00 pm PDT at .

    Little Black Dress Ink is an experiment in support, inspired by recent revelations in numbers on the subject of just how few female playwrights actually get produced. Through outreach, education, and producing opportunities, Little Black Dress Ink strives to create more production opportunities for female playwrights while also strengthening the female playwright network.

    About the Author, Katherine James
    Katherine James has a BFA from Illinois Weslyan University where she graduated Phi Kappa Phi, Summa Cum Laude. She received her MFA at the American Conservatory Theater where she studied as a classical theater actor and began creating original work and adaptations of classical literature. She continued that writing when she created the Free Association Theater, of which she continues as resident writer, director, actor and producer.

    For almost 40 years, Katherine has studied the rhetoric of performance as well as human behavior and learning theory. Using this knowledge she, and her partner and husband Alan Blumenfeld, have grown ACT of COMMUNICATION® into the premiere trial consulting firm recognized as the leader in the Art of Advocacy. Katherine has been a part of trial teams that have brought more than 1,000 cases to trial and has helped prepare hundreds of witnesses.

    Katherine is on the Board of the American Society of Trial Consultants where she has served on the Standards and Practices Committee. Having served as the board liaison for The Education and Professional Visibility Committees, she is currently board liaison for the Membership Committee. For ASTC, Katherine is a frequent lecturer on both the practices of consultants and on the business of trial consulting.

    As an instructor and teacher, Katherine is invited to conduct workshops and seminars all over the country and throughout the world, having recently taught in Canada and Australia. All of her workshops and seminars are hands-on, participatory courses on the many areas of consulting in which she is considered as an expert and master. These include her specialty of Witness Preparation as well as Voire Dire and Trial Skills.

    As a professional actor and writer, Katherine has appeared on stages throughout the country and on film and television. She continues her busy acting and writing career as a member of the Seedlings Program at Theatricum Botanicum as well as writing and directing original plays in Los Angeles and elsewhere as the Founding Director of her company Free Association Theater.

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