James Napoleon Stone

Last updated

October 20, 2016


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


Theatre Coup d'Etat