The 4th Annual
Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship
at Missouri Valley College Campus
April 19-21, 2010
Mr. Henry’s first play, THE ANGELS OF LEMNOS was recently produced at Missouri Valley College under the direction of Wade Hughes. The play has been produced throughout the US and in Australia. ANGELS world premiered at Chicago Dramatists where Jim is a Resident Playwright and won Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work. The play ran for five months in Los Angeles receiving an L.A. Times Critic's Choice, rave reviews from Variety, and a Robby Award for Best New Play. His follow-up play THE SEVENTH MONARCH is the winner of three playwriting awards: Plays for the 21st Century (Dallas, TX), DramaRama 2000 (San Francisco, CA), and The Panowski Award (Marquette, MI). Mr. Henry’s most recent play BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS received its World Premier in LA to rave reviews. Mr. Henry's other plays include BUSTING THE FENCE, MAIRZY DOATS, JELLOFISH, and A WORTHY CHOICE.
His Screenwriting credits include: YOUNG AGAIN, MOON SHADOWS, THE SEVENTH MONARCH, BROTHERS OF THE PHIN, ILLIGAL ALIENS, and THE ANGELS OF LEMNOS. MOON SHADOWS was a winner in the Final Draft Screenplay Competition. THE ANGELS OF LEMNOS won Third Place at the Hollywood Film Festival and was a finalist in the Sundance Feature Film Project two years in a row. Mr. Henry has optioned two screenplays with Producer Ian Bryce (Transformers I & II, Savings Private Ryan, Spiderman, Almost Famous). Mr. Henry is an actor and writer in the Chicagoland area and is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and Chicago Street Theatre. Jim and his wife, Dona, have been married thirty-two years and are blessed with eight children and four grandchildren.