James Napoleon Stone is the Artistic Director of two time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d'Etat. An Idaho native, James moved to the Twin Cities in 2011 after studying theatre at the University of Idaho. He was recently awarded "Best Director" by City Pages in 2016 for Theatre Coup d'Etat's production of Equus. James is honored to be a part of such a hard-working theatre community.
Tom - THE GLASS MENAGERIE - Theatre Coup d'Etat
Detective Inspector Nelson - RAT IN THE SKULL - Candid Theatre Co.
Jean - MISS JULIE - Theatre Coup d'Etat
Oberon - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Theatre Coup d'Etat
Nat Dogwood - DOGWOOD* - Candid Theatre Co.
Judas Iscariot - THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT - Forgotten Goddess
Nathan Leopold - NEVER THE SINNER - Candid Theatre Co.
Osvald - GHOSTS - Theatre Coup d'Etat
Leartes - HAMLET* - Theatre Coup d'Etat
Mercutio - ROMEO & JULIET - Theatre Coup d'Etat
Chris - KILLER JOE - Candid Theatre Co.
Prior - ANGELS IN AMERICA - Theatre Coup d'Etat
Macbeth - MACBETH - Theatre Coup d'Etat
Jeffery - JEFFERY - Brazen Theatre
Macbeth - MACDUFF - Animal Fire Theatre
Max - BENT - Candid Theatre Co.
The Importance of Being Ernest - MS. PRISM - Theatre Arlo
Mercutio - ROMEO & JULIET - Idaho Repertory Theatre
Todd - UNNECESSARY FARCE - Idaho Repertory Theatre
Willum - THE NERD - Idaho Repertory Theatre
Sebastian - TWELFTH NIGHT - Idaho Repertory Theatre
Vince - TAPE - 6th Street Productions
Tom - FAT PIG - 6th Street Productions
Peter Shaffer - EQUUS* - Theatre Coup d'Etat
William Shakespeare - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Theatre Coup d'Etat
Naomi Wallace - ONE FLEA SPARE - Theatre Coup d'Etat
William Shakespeare - HAMLET* - Theatre Coup d'Etat
Tennessee Williams - A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - Theatre Coup d’Etat
John Patrick Shanley - DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA - 6th Street Productions
*Ivey Award-winning production
University of Idaho, BFA in Theatre Urban Teaching Program at Metropolitan State University
Stanislavski Method with David Lee-Painter, Shakespeare, Meisner Technique, Comedy, Character Development, Audition Techniques, Monologues, Alexander Technique Voice and Text with Scott Kaiser, Artistic Staff, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
2016 - "Best Director" - EQUUS - City Pages
2013 - Directing - HAMLET - Ivey Award
2012 - Best Actor in a Supporting Role - KILLER JOE - Lavender Magazine
2011 - Extraordinary Performance - BENT - Lavender Magazine