James P. Jordan
Ensemble Member / Artistic Director
James has called Touchstone Theatre his artistic home for its last seventeen seasons. He has helped produce countless events since arriving and has served in multiple capacities including director, designer, composer, actor, and playwright. Some of James’s most notable artistic contributions at Touchstone, were serving as Project Director for A Resting Place, Journey from the East, and Festival UnBound as well as his work on The Jakopa’s Punch Processional, The Pan Show, and Ulysses Dreams. These projects have brought accolades in the form of awards given by Bethlehem’s local press; notable amongst these honors were “Producer of the Year” and “Best Original Play.” Before coming to Touchstone, James worked at the Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center. During his five-year tenure as Zoellner’s stage coordinator, he helped in the production of hundreds of events – from lectures to Broadway musicals to some of the best ballets and orchestras in the world. Over the years, James freelanced with many production companies as a sound and lighting technician and designer. James holds a BS in Telecommunications (video production) with minors in both Theatre and Music from Kutztown University, an MA in Performance from the University of Chichester, and an MFA in Creative Practice from Plymouth University’s Transart Institute. He currently serves as Touchstone’s Artistic Director and the Program Director for the Touchstone Theatre/Moravian University MFA in Performance Creation.