James Cerche  |  assistant Artistic Director

James is a graduate of the Howard Fine Acting Studio Full Time program.

He previously attended Monash University, where he achieved his Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English, Theatre and Film Studies. He performed regularly with the Monash University Student Theatre company in a number of roles that included lead performances in Spring Awakening directed by Yvonne Virsik (co-production with the Monash Performing Arts Academy), Romeo & Juliet directed by Mark Wilson (with the Monash Shakespeare Company) and The Lieutenant Of Inishmore. 

James has also been an active member of the Melbourne independent theatre scene, engaging on and offstage in productions with several companies including performances at The Arts Centre. James’ screen credits include independent feature Angel Of Light, shorts Utropia, Skateboys, Rest In Piss, Break & Enter, For Your Convenience and 48 Hour Film Festival finalist Apocabricks. James appeared on stage in the acclaimed 2015 production of Psychopomp at LaMama and recently premiered new work Rainbow Man at Forty-five Downstairs with his collaborative company Goodnight Darlings.

James is thrilled to join the company of other Howard Fine alumni in North of Eight for their second year.