Jim Fippin

Position: Director

Jim Fippin (Director) directing credits include: The Man Who Came to Dinner, Italian American Reconciliation, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Weathervane Playhouse); A Murder Is Announced, A Life in the Theatre, Don’t Drink the Water, Murder on the Nile, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Proof, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, California Suite, Private Lives, Ten Little Indians, Art, Barefoot in the Park, Play It Again, Sam, Educating Rita, The Cocktail Hour, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, A Shot in the Dark, Betrayal, Chapter Two, Romantic Comedy, Bell, Book and Candle, Love Letters, Same Time, Next Year, Witness for the Prosecution, and 6 rms riv vu (Coach House Theatre); Hurlyburly and The American Dream (The University of Akron). Jim has appeared on stage at Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Weathervane, Coach House, Porthouse, Magical Theatre Company, The Players Guild, and Stan Hywet’s Shakespeare on the Terrace in productions of Hay Fever, The Importance of Being Earnest, Miss Holmes, Saint Joan, And Then There Were None, Hamlet, 1776, Shakespeare in Love, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers, The Wild Goose, Kimberly Akimbo, The Mousetrap, Four Dogs and a Bone, Bus Stop, Uncle Vanya, August: Osage County, The Rainmaker, Custer, The Real Thing, The Odd Couple, The Lion in Winter, Jesus Christ Superstar, Noises Off, Twelfth Night, Another Antigone, Romeo and Juliet and King Lear. At Western Reserve, he has appeared on stage in Cyrano de Bergerac, The Weir, Blithe Spirit, and Tartuffe. In 2005 he was recognized by the Akron Area Arts Alliance as the area’s outstanding theatre artist. Jim earned a BFA in Theatre from Otterbein, where he met his wife, Elaine, and where their daughter Emelie graduated Magna Cum Laude with the class of 2020.