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.
MN Renaissance Festival
Theatre Coup d'Etat
Directing - HAMLET - Ivey Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - KILLER JOE - Lavender Magazine
Extraordinary Performances - BENT - Lavender Magazine
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
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
University of Idaho, BFA in Theatre
Urban Teaching Program at Metropolitan State University
Stanislavski Method, Shakespeare, Meisner Technique, Comedy, Character Development, Audition Techniques, Monologues, Alexander Technique
Voice and Text with Scott Kaiser, Artistic Staff, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
To assist in the growth of the Minneapolis theatre community through theatrical productions as well as administrative and educational means.
Plays ages: 20s 30s 40s
Beginning Stilts Proficency
Shakespearean Text Analysis and Training
Sword and Shield
Basic Stage Combat
Advanced Staged Combat
Rock n' Roll
Willing to Try Anything!