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 Martin McDonagh's 'The Lieutenant Of Inishmore'.

James is an active member of the Melbourne independent theatre scene, engaging on and offstage in productions with several companies including performances at The Arts Centre.  He appeared on stage in the acclaimed 2015 production of 'Psychopomp' at LaMama and premiered new work 'Rainbow Man' at Forty-five Downstairs with collaborative company Goodnight Darlings in 2017.

James joined a collective of other Howard Fine alumni in North of Eight for their second year, staging new Australian work 'Philtrum', to great acclaim in July 2018. He is also pleased to announce SPINNING PLATES, a company formed with Jessica Stanley. Their debut production 'Ross & Rachel' had its Australian Premier in September at Theatreworks for the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival. 

Screen credits include the upcoming Stan Original series 'Bloom', independent feature 'Angel Of Light', shorts 'Utropia', 'Skateboys', 'Rest In Piss', 'Break & Enter' and 48 Hour Film Festival finalist 'Apocabricks’.