James Napoleon Stone

James is co-founder of Theatre Coup d'Etat along with Peter Beard and represents the company as spokesperson and presenter of work through various events. An Idaho native, James moved to the Twin Citis in 2010 after studying theatre at the University of Idaho. He and Peter Beard recently received an Ivey Award for directing Theatre Coup d'Etat's production of "Hamlet" in 2013. Looking forward to many more exciting theatrical endeavors in the future, James is honored to be a part of such a hard-working theatre community.

Affiliations

MN Renaissance Festival
CLIMB Theatre
Theatre Coup d'Etat

Awards

Directing - HAMLET - Ivey Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - KILLER JOE - Lavender Magazine
Extraordinary Performances - BENT - Lavender Magazine

Contact information

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Primary telephone: (612) 239-7643
Web site: Theatre Coup d'Etat

General availability

  • Weekdays
  • Weeknights
  • Weekends

Experience

ACTING:
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
Bent - MAX - Actors Theatre of Minnesota
The Importance of Being Ernest - MS. PRISM - Theatre Arlo
Romeo & Juliet - MERCUTIO - Idaho Repertory Theatre
Unnecessary Farce - TODD - Idaho Repertory Theatre
The Nerd - WILLUM - Idaho Repertory Theatre
Twelfth Night - SEBASTIAN - Idaho Repertory Theatre
Tape - VINCE - 6th Street Productions
Fat Pig - TOM - 6th Street Productions

DIRECTING:
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

Photos

Video

Education

University of Idaho, BFA in Theatre
Urban Teaching Program at Metropolitan State University

Training

Stanislavski Method, Shakespeare, Meisner Technique, Comedy, Character Development, Audition Techniques, Monologues, Alexander Technique

Voice and Text with Scott Kaiser, Artistic Staff, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Goals

To assist in the growth of the Minneapolis theatre community through theatrical productions as well as administrative and educational means.

Physical profile

72" tall
Plays ages:   20s   30s   40s  
Athletic build
Caucasian

Onstage skills

Actor

Musician

Singer

Accents

All

Acting skills

Combat
Physical
Pratfall
Rapier/Dagger
Broadsword
Beginning Stilts Proficency
Shakespearean Text Analysis and Training
Basic Gymnastics
celebrity impersonations
character acting
Comedy
Drama
Sword and Shield
Conceptual Thinking
Basic Stage Combat
Skiing/Snowboarding
Theatre
Advanced Staged Combat
Unarmed
Knife
Animal sounds
Accents (multiple)

Acting styles

Shakespeare
Stanislavski (Method)
Physical

Music styles

Rock n' Roll
Hard Rock
Willing to Try Anything!
versatile

Administrative skills

Management / Admin
Artistic Director
Office Manager
Events Management
Production Manager
Finance
Accounting
Bookkeeping
Fundraising
Advertising Sales
Audience Services
Box Office
Group Sales
Associate Producer

Crew jobs

Sound Operator
Set Construction

Production

Assistant Director