James Kautz

James Kautz

James Kautz is the creator and Artistic Director of the award-winning Amoralists Theatre Company in NYC. Under Kautz's leadership, the company has produced 17 World and New York Premieres by some of America's most visceral and celebrated playwrights including Adam Rapp, Ken Urban, Emily Schwend and Lyle Kessler. Through the Amoralists he ... Show more »
James Kautz is the creator and Artistic Director of the award-winning Amoralists Theatre Company in NYC. Under Kautz's leadership, the company has produced 17 World and New York Premieres by some of America's most visceral and celebrated playwrights including Adam Rapp, Ken Urban, Emily Schwend and Lyle Kessler. Through the Amoralists he has championed the development of over 100 new plays from emerging writers. He most recently directed the 2015 World Premiere of Lisa Lewis' Schooled to great acclaim at the Soho Playhouse. Called "a fiercely talented performer" by Time Out New York and "fearless" by The New York Times, his acting credits include, on TV: CBS's Bull and HBO's Vinyl; on stage: Emily Schwend's The Other Thing (Second Stage, Dir. Lucie Tiberghien) and Utility (Rattlestick, Dir. Jay Stull), Adam Rapp's The Hallway Trilogy (Rattlestick, Dir. Adam Rapp/Trip Cullman) and Ghosts In the Cottonwoods (Theatre 80 Saint Marks, Dir. Adam Rapp), Derek Ahonen's The Bad and the Better (Playwrights Horizons, Dir. Daniel Aukin), The Pied Pipers of The Lower East Side (PS 122, Dir. Derek Ahonen) and Lyle Kessler's Collision (Rattlestick, Dir. David Fofi). He has appeared in multiple commercials and voice overs. Show less «