College of Visual and Performing Arts

Visiting Instructor/Acting and Musical Theatre

Office: Williams Theatre, Room 128E

Phone: 260-481-6941


James Stover is a Visiting Instructor of Acting and Musical Theatre at IPFW. He has previously worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy from VCU and a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Otterbein University.

A member of the Actor’s Equity Association, James has appeared in the world premiere of The Eclectic Society (Walnut Street Theatre), the Off-Broadway Revival of Tea and Sympathy (Keen Company), the new musical Yank! (with Tony nominee Bobby Steggert, NYIT Award-Best Musical), South Pacific (Virginia Repertory Theatre, RTCC Nomination), Measure for Measure (Philadelphia’s Quintessence Theatre), and two seasons at the Tony award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. His television credits include Law & Order and Turn: Washington’s Spies.

James has directed the acclaimed regional premieres of The Amish Project (Philadelphia), Yank! (Richmond) and Indigenous Peoples (NYC) as well as Urinetown (VCU) and The Importance of Being Earnest (UT, KCACTF Meritorious Directing Award). He also assistant directed the world premiere and Off-Broadway transfer of Jon Marans’ The Temperamentals (Lortel Nomination-Best Play).