James was Nominated for the prestigious Chalmers Award in 1973 for the production of his play Treasure Island.
He was greatly influenced by the late John Neville, who at the time was the artistic director at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. And Sensei Mas Tsuruoka, the father of Canadian Karate, whom he studied under.
This is a complex man and a fantastic interview. James is my hero. He was almost famous...lost it all….lived on the streets...and thankfully found his way back.
James resides today in Penticton BC. His main source of expression today is social activism, comedy writing, and my favourite, Poetry.
Please welcome, the famous and my hero, James Iwasuk.