Welcome to the online home of Jim Knable, a playwright, singer-songwriter, fiction, essay, and review writer, hailing from Sacramento, California, now living in Brooklyn, New York.

His plays have been seen all over the country; his songs have been heard all over the world. He is the founder of the Pseudo-Symbolist movement, an instigator of the Soul Kebab and the lead singer and songwriter for The Randy Bandits. His prose writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Stage Directors and Choreographer Society's Journal, Tablet Magazine, NewsWhistle.com, Frontier Psychiatrist, and more.

INTERVIEW MODERATION: "Talk of Souls in Slavery Studies: A Conversation with Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Tiya Miles, Co-Winners of the 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize moderated by Jim Knable Published by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History on Medium on February 26, 2019.

REDBEARD, the first full length Randy Bandits album now streaming on Bandcamp. Enjoy for the 1st or 501st time! THE LOST JIM KNABLE AND THE RANDY BANDITS ALBUM SURFACES. Discover GREEN MAN! UPCOMING PRODUCTION: THE TRUTH ABOUT DINOSAURS will be produced by Georgia College Theatre and Georgia College & State University on October 1-2.

WORKSHOP PRODUCTION: New play MASTER WILDER AND THE CABALA to receive a workshop production at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign April 27-29, directed by Marti Lyons. Followed by presentation at The Third International Thornton Wilder Conference July 12-14

ARTICLES: "The Rooted Adventure of Target Margin: 1001 Nights in Sunset Park"-- An exploration of Target Margin Theater's new season and new Sunset Park home, published May 1, 2018 in The Brooklyn Rail. "A Brave New World, at Your Doorstep"-- A profile of Brave New World Repertory Theatre, published March 5, 2018 in The Brooklyn Rail.

GIG: Singer-Songwriter Deathmatch at Freddy's Back Room in Brooklyn, Feb 10th 8-10pm. With Dave Foster, Jessie Kilguss, and Dave Keener.



DOUBLE INTERVIEW: Jim Knable chats with Greta Gertler in this Jewcy Interview.

STAGED READING: Friday January 13, 2017 at 7pm. A free play reading of Jim Knable's The Rising Class at Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus, for the Soundings Reading Series of Writers Theatre of New Jersey.

STAGED READING: Thursday, December 15, 2016. A free play reading of Jim Knable's The Reverend's Daughter, with wine and cheese, for Magic Time at Judson Memorial Church. Doors open at 7:15pm. Reading starts at 8pm.

PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH SONG PERFORMANCES: Scott Jones of Mockingcast interviews Jim about songwriting, playwriting, and everything else, featuring 4 songs performed live in the studio.

INTERVIEW: Adam Szymkowicz interviews Jim Knable about his current projects, childhood, and heroes.

LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE PIECE: "To Be Leonard Cohen"-- How Leonard Cohen has inspired this singer-songwriter. Published in Tablet Magazine.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE: OCTOBER 27th at Hebrew College in Boston with the Unorthodox Podcast, featuring the brand new episode song wrap-up "It's Almost Over."

MUSIC VIDEO: Amanda Quaid directed this stop-motion animation music video for Baby's Daddy

SONGWRITING: New songs regularly featured on Tablet Magazine's Unorthodox Podcast. Here's the most recent after an interview with Mo Rocca: "Baby's Daddy" and here's a live broadcast featuring "The Jewbadour" and an improvised song based on audience suggestions.

PLAY READING: GRIP THE RAVEN to receive staged reading through Yale Cabaret Hollywood on May 29, 2016 at 2:30pm.

NEW PLAY ADAPTATION: Jim Knable's "Destiny and the Little Man"--an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's "The Man of Destiny"-- runs Jan 15-Feb 14, 2016 as the central piece of Nightcap Riot, an immersive evening of theatre, music, and kombucha mixology. THE VILLAGE VOICE review

PODCAST REVIEW:A.V. Club reviews podcast episode of Unorthodox Podcast (the podcast wing of Tablet Magazine), featuring a song from Jim Knable, saying "the star of the week may be singer-songwriter Jim Knable..."

INTERVIEW: A former stranger from the train interviews Jim about his artistic life on NEWSWHISTLE

REVIEWS: GREEN MAN at STAGEStheatre gets some great reviews from the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER and THE ORANGE CURTAIN REVIEW, and here's a nice PREVIEW and INTERVIEW in the Orange County Register.

PUBLISHING NEWS: "The Imaginary Plays: SPAIN/SALTIMBANQUES/GREEN MAN" has been published by Samuel French.

ORCHARD PROJECT RESIDENCY: Jim Knable just completed a very productive residency with The Orchard Project to work on his new play STAR CROSSING.

RADIO INTERVIEW: Jim Knable's interview on the Franklin Raff Radio Show in Chicago about Leonard Cohen, The Randy Bandits, and his various masks.

YOUNG AUDIENCE: THE MAGIC FISH, a children's opera written with composer-brother Sunny Knable, commissioned and produced at Half-Moon Theatre and Turtle Bay Music School in Manhattan. Produced at The Mondavi Center in Davis, CA December 2013.

THE BEST MISTAKE published by Dramatic Publishing

Golden Arrow, by The Randy Bandits, out now.

”Bouncy and brave, Golden Arrow finds the Bandits in all their awesome glory. With songs written by vocalist/guitarist/saxophonist Jim Knable and arranged by the rest of the crew, this is a record that is boundlessly fun to listen to and impossible not to clap along with.“
—Jordan Richardson, Blogcritics Magazine