College of Fine Arts and Communication

Department of Theatre Arts



Stephen Nunns

Associate Professor and MFA Program Director

Office:   Center for the Arts 3025
Phone:   410-704-4519
Fax:   410-704-3914


Stephen Nunns

Stephen Nunns is an associate professor and director of the MFA Program in Theatre Arts at Towson University. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Musical Quarterly, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre and other publications. From 1996 to 2000, he was an associate editor at American Theatre magazine, where he regularly covered national politics and the arts.

Before coming to Towson University, Stephen lived in New York City for fifteen years, directing, writing, and composing music for theatre pieces at a variety of off-off Broadway venues, including HERE, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Dance Theater Workshop and the 78th Street Theatre Lab. He was an associate artist at the seminal avant-garde theatre company Mabou Mines, where he created three theatre pieces, including the Obie Award-winning The Boys in the Basement. He is also the co-founder of the Baltimore-based theatre company, The Acme Corporation.

Stephen has taught at Brooklyn College, New York University and Eugene Lang College. He holds a bachelor's degree in drama and literature from Bennington College, a Master in Fine Arts in dramaturgy from Brooklyn College, and a Ph.D. in performance studies from New York University.








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