JAMES BURNS graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Theatre Arts in 1997. He worked at the Arvada Center during the 2000, 2001 and 2002 seasons as a scenic painter and technician before moving to New York City. He stage managed On Love and Lies and Square One at the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Box of Fools for the 2005 American Living Room Festival in NYC. Since moving back to Fort Collins in 2010, James has worked extensively with both OpenStage Theatre and Bas Bleu as an actor, fight choreographer and scenic artist. He appeared onstage most recently as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Phillip Lombard in And Then There Were None, Steve Heidebrecht in August: Osage County, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew,The Husband in Stage Kiss, Austin in True West and Sharky in The Seafarer, all with OpenStage Theatre. In addition, James recently co-directed OpenStage's Sherwood and directed etcetera's productions of Fool for Love and Christmas Chaos. He sends thanks to his wife, Jessica and love to his daughters, Scarlett and Sterling.
James's Work in OpenStage Theatre
Event Role
Sweat Assistant Fight Director
The Book Of Will John Heminges
Cabaret Fight Coordinator
Hedwig And The Angry Inch Scenic Painter
Clue: On Stage Mr. Green
Cyrano De Bergerac Fight Captain/Scenic Painter
Cyrano De Bergerac Comte de Guiche/Port de Nesle Ambusher
Ken Ludwig's Sherwood: The Adventures Of Robin Hood Director
Men On Boats Scenic Painter
Rumors Glenn Cooper
Avenue Q Carpenter
Frankenstein Fight Director
Much Ado About Nothing Fight Captain
Fool For Love Director
Much Ado About Nothing Benedick
The Comedy Of Errors Scenic Painter
Christmas Chaos: Getting Scrooged Director
Ideation Fight Director
And Then There Were None Phillip Lombard
H2o - Etcetera Season Fight Director
August: Osage County- Essential Season Fight Director/Fight Captain
The Flick- Essential Season Assistant Director
The Three Musketeers - Essential Season Scenic Painter
August: Osage County- Essential Season Steve Heidebrecht
Stage Kiss Fight Director
Taming Of The Shrew Fight Captain
Superior Donuts Fight Director
Taming Of The Shrew Petruchio
Stage Kiss The Husband/Harrison
Unnecessary Farce Fight Choreographer
True West Fight Choreographer
Journey To The West Fight Director
True West Austin
Scapin Fight Director
Dangerous Liaisons Fight Co-Director
Moonlight And Magnolias Fight Director
The Seafarer James "Sharky" Harkin
Bullshot Crummond Fight Director
Wit Dr. Jason Posner
Casino Royale James Bond
King Lear First Knight
King Lear Ensemble