James Napoleon Stone is the Artistic Director of Theatre Coup d'Etat. Favorite directing credits include Ivey Award-winning Hamlet, One Flea Spare, and the Ivey Award-winning Equus, for which he was awarded City Pages "Best Director 2016". He also recently wrote and directed an original adaptation of Moby Dick. He is currently completing a master's degree in education from Metropolitan State University, and working at Children's Theatre Company. James is honored to be a part of such a hard-working theatre community.
Upcoming productions: The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, June 28 - July 20
John Proctor - THE CRUCIBLE - Theatre Coup d'Etat
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
William Shakespeare - THE TEMPEST - Theatre Coup d'Etat
James Napoleon Stone - MOBY DICK - Theatre Coup d'Etat
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
2018 - "Exceptional New Work" - MOBY DICK - Minnesota Theatre Awards
2017 - "Outstanding Playwriting" - MOBY DICK - Lavender Magazine
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