James DeVita


James DeVita

Director & Adapter, Cyrano de Bergerac

Jim is very happy to be directing Cyrano de Bergerac. Previous directing credits at APT include Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, The Gift of the Magi, and The Desert Queen. Jim has been a core company member of APT since 1995 where he has performed in numerous roles as well as serving as the company’s literary manager. He is a published novelist and playwright. His books Blue and The Silenced were released by HarperCollins. A Winsome Murder, his latest book, was published by UW-Press. Jim is a member of Actor’s Equity, the Dramatist’s Guild, and the Author’s Guild.

Awards include: The Distinguished Play Award from The American Alliance of Theater and Education; The Intellectual Freedom Award by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts; the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwrighting Contest, and The American Alliance of Theater and Education honored his body of work with the Charlotte B. Chorpenning Award.

James is also a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Fiction.

Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers