Chris James / The Roots Art Connection

Chris JamesAbout the Artist:
Chris James is an native of Little Rock, Arkansas and by age of 24 he has already become one of the primary leaders of the arts movement in the city. He is a member of 2014 Championship Poetry Slam Team, Foreign Tongues. He is an artist on the Arkansas Arts Council Roster and Fellow for Arkansas A+ Schools. He is the founder and Executive Director of The Roots Art Connection.  Chris is a national spoken word poet who combines theatre to his performance to shed a different light on the art form. He is a playwright, director, actor, author, photographer and teaching artist. He has written and produced three original stage plays which are all written and performed in poetry verse. Chris is a master of all his art forms but still humble and hungry for more.

Current Projects:
Chris James has recently written a one man stage play entitled, “Somethin’ To Tell Ya”. The play is written and performed in poetry verse. This particular project also includes music and choreography which takes theatre to another level. The play covers topics such as overcoming struggle, chasing your dreams, the power of love, inner city youth and the strength in having hope. This project is powerful and inspiring. It is appropriate and relevant to all ages and cultures.

Contact Info:
Chris James
PO BOX 166706
Little Rock, AR  72216

Fee Structure:
Performances start at $1,000
Workshops start at $500
Residencies start at $1,500

Artistic Discipline:

  • Theater
  • Spoken Word
  • Poetry
  • Literary Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Storytelling

Special programs available for:

  • Colleges and universities
  • K-12
  • Senior Centers
  • Immigrant populations
  • Hospitals
  • Prisons
  • Differently abled populations

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.