James Lincoln is a native of Memphis Tennessee and received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Arts and Master Fine Arts (MFA) in Acting and Directing from the University of Iowa. After many years of working as a senior administrator (Vice President of Enrollment and Vice President for Student Services) at a number of institutions of higher education throughout the Midwest, he continues to consult in higher education as possible. However, James has come to the Bay Area to reconnect with his first love - acting and directing. He is playing Hoke Coleburn on our stage this month but it doesn't end there.
Past performances in the Tampa Bay area include Gregory Guthery in Think Like a Lady and Maurice Darby in Big Girls Need Love Too, Inkwell Pictures productions, by Melvin Coleman and Marvin Coleman, Black in The Sunset Limited produced and directed by Travis Moore at St. Petersburg City Theatre, Duncan in Voodoo Macbeth at The Studio@620, Lewis Barnett in Proposals at St. Petersburg City Theatre, and Jerry Myers in A Nice Family Gathering at West Coast Players.
James' previous credits include Sergeant Waters in A Soldier’s Play, Roat in Wait Until Dark, Mr. Parker in Ceremonies in Dark Old Men and Crooks in Of Mice and Men. His directorial credits include Gray Panthers: The Decatet by j.e. Franklin, and Spell #7 by Ntozake Shange, among others.
James keeps himself busy and is also appearing in two other productions during the months of April and May!
, directed and produced by Rory Lawrence and
Big Girls Need Love Too
, directed and produced by Marvin and Melvin Coleman, inkwell Pictures. James can also be seen in the role of Thomas Dungee in the movie
AgentX The Movie
later this month!
James is dedicating his performances to two special people that have impacted his life. In his own words:
"I am pleased to give this performance in memory of H. Ann Orton. Ann Orton directed me in a Grinnell Community Theatre production of Driving Miss Daisy many years ago. And in loving memory of my father (stepfather) Archie (Slim) Lee Turner, a proud black man of the south who loved his 1956 Buick and pined after my 1969 Camaro. Archie (Slim) was anything but, “some something sittin’ up here doan know nothin’ bout how to do.”
Get your tickets now to see James drive Miss Daisy this weekend!