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James Napoleon Stone

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February 7, 2019


James Napoleon Stone is the Artistic Director of Theatre Coup d'Etat. Favorite directing credits include Ivey Award-winning HamletOne 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 Tempest by William Shakespeare, October 26 - November 17




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


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