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Artistic Director Emeritus
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Productions with Remy Bumppo
Night and Day (1996), The Seagull, Waiting for Godot, Rockabye, Heartbreak House, Road to Mecca, Man & Superman, Hapgood, No Man's Land, Top Girls, The Secret Rapture, Holiday, Money, Major Barbara, Some Americans Abroad, Hidden Laughter, A Delicate Balance, Arcadia, Humble Boy, Tartuffe, Power, The Best Man, The Real Thing, Bronte, On the Verge, The Voysey Inheritance, Old Times, Heroes, The Island, Night and Day (2010), and The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?.
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.
Listen to an interview with James on Talk Theatre in Chicago from 2008 >
James is excited to help customers at Arcadia make provocative book choices. He also had great fun taking another crack at directing Heroes at APT last summer (using the same dog statue as when he did Heroes at Remy), and can't wait to direct Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead up there next summer.