James Paul Lemons, the artistic associate at WaterTower Theatre in Addison, is leaving the theater.
In a statement issued by producing artistic director Terry Martin, James is leaving to “pursue other career opportunities.” James told me the career part may be on hold a bit — he’s actually going back to school to work on his master’s degree.
In addition to his duties dealing with critics, he directed shows at WTT and elsewhere; he was, in fact, the first theater interview I ever did at the Voice, when he was directing When Pigs Fly, the second show ever produced by Uptown Players, in 2002.
James tells me he’s taking a break for awhile but could be convinced to return to the directing for the right show. Best of luck, James!