James Peter Sotis is the Founder and Artistic Director of Vagabond Theatre Group. He is a director, designer, and erstwhile actor originally hailing from Ipswich, Massachusetts. James has directed Vagabond’s IRNE nominated productions of Burning the Barn and Burning Up the Dictionary, as well as the Norton-nominated Breaking the Shakespeare Code and VTG’s The Unfortunate Cutthroats, True Believers, Supergravity and the Eleventh Dimension, and August and Autumn. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in Film & Television, James started VTG out of a pathological need to tell stories. To this date, he is eternally grateful to anyone who will stop and listen.
“People of Boston: This is a director to watch. He has great insight into the psychological and subtextual undercurrents and that drive characters on stage, as well as a solid grasp of spectacle and theatricality. I repeatedly had the experience of hearing him describe what’s happening in a scene on a deeper level than I originally saw it myself and being able to go, ‘Yeah, that’s exactly what I meant.'”
“I…submitted [True Believers] to Vagabond Theatre Group, who hosted a reading and talkback of the play in February 2012 and later produced the world premiere. Vagabond Artistic Director James [Peter Sotis] was absolutely invaluable in helping me craft the story I was trying to tell. High five for James!”
“James Peter Sotis deserves the highest praise of the evening… Sotis knows how to cast, develop and execute a show brilliantly…”
“Everyone appears to be having fun in this bloodthirsty production, which Vagabond Theatre founder-artistic director-director James Peter Sotis leads with fiendish delight.”
“As a director he accomplishes to not only give us complexity to these characters, but doesn’t keep the audience outside. He wants us to be a part of everything on a much larger scale. Its almost as though he has created a microcosm of sorts, and he executes everything fantastically. The Factory Theatre is a small space, and Sotis uses it every bit of it incredibly well.”