James Yarker (artistic director)

Gained a first class theatre degree at Lancaster University. He co-founded Stan’s Cafe in 1991 and has directed all the company’s significant productions since then. As a result of this work he has been invited to guest lecture at Universities across the country as well as to present papers at conferences and run many workshops at home and abroad. James was an attached writer at Birmingham Rep once but failed to reconcile himself to the notion of sitting at home writing a play – he is now detached.