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James Bohnen

Artistic Director Emeritus

Birthplace: Chicago, IL


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James most recently directed Both Your Houses. He will direct Private Lives at American Players Theatre this summer.

Productions with Remy Bumppo


Both Your Houses, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, Night and Day (2010), The Island, Heroes, Old Times, The Voysey Inheritance, On the Verge, Bronte, The Real Thing, The Best Man, Power, Tartuffe, Humble Boy, Arcadia, A Delicate Balance, Hidden Laughter, Some Americans Abroad, Major Barbara, Money, Holiday, The Secret Rapture, Top Girls, No Man's Land, Hapgood, Man & Superman, Road to Mecca, Hearbreak House, Rockabye, Waiting for Godot, The Seagull, Night and Day (1996)



James co-founded the company in 1996 and served as the Artistic Director of Remy Bumppo through the 2010/2011 Season. Among the many shows he has directed for the company are Hapgood, Some Americans Abroad, Arcadia, and Tartuffe. James has directed for many seasons at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin. He came late to the theater, after spending his twenties teaching history and English in a program for high school dropouts. He now runs Arcadia Books in Spring Green.

Listen to an interview with James on Talk Theatre in Chicago from 2008 >