James Kerwin

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James Kerwin

Born (1973-10-13) October 13, 1973 (age 46)
St. Louis, Missouri, US
Years active1995–present

James Kerwin, FRSA (born October 13, 1973) is an American film writer/director and theatre director.

Kerwin, who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, attended Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri,[1] has been noted for his Shakespearean adaptations of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cardenio and Venus and Adonis.[2] In 2003 he staged Amber Benson's play Albert Hall in Los Angeles, California. In the early 2000s he was a frequent guest director for Daniel Henning and Noah Wyle's Blank Theatre Company and for Travis Schuldt's Lone Star Ensemble. Other projects include the "sci-fi noir" film Yesterday Was a Lie with Kipleigh Brown and Chase Masterson, which earned a number of prizes on the film festival circuit in 2008 and 2009.[3] He and Brown again collaborated on Star Trek Continues, on which Kerwin served as writer/director from 2014-2017.

Kerwin graduated with a film degree from Texas Christian University in 1995 and a minor in astronomy and physics. He served as a lab instructor and guest artist at T.C.U. and the University of Texas at Austin.[4] Kerwin is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Mensa, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.[5][6]

Kerwin's nieces—Elara and Rhea Kerwin—portrayed Summer Newman on The Young and the Restless.[7]


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