James Rayfield has been a theatre educator, director, playwright, and occasional actor for many years. He taught at Blake High School for the Arts in Tampa, Florida and currently teaches Adult Acting at American Stage in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has directed with The Bokononist Players, Stage Works, Gorilla Theatre (where he was artistic director of the Young Dramatists Project for seven years), The New Stage in Largo and most recently at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg. He has published several plays for the high school theatre including “Ten Actors in Search of a Cell Phone” which has had over 100 productions, including a production in Dutch in Amsterdam. His plays and monologues have also been produced at Manhattan Class Company, Studio@620, Radio Theatre Project, Stage Works, New Stage Theatre, and Expanded Arts Theatre.