Stephen Nunns


Stephen Nunns

Contact Info

Center for the Arts
Room 3025
By Appointment


Ph.D., Performance Studies, New York University
MFA, Dramaturgy, Brooklyn College
BA, Drama and Literature, Bennington College

Areas of Expertise

Theories of Theatre
Experimental Performance


Stephen Nunns is a professor at Towson University. He is the author of Getting Off: The Work and Life of Lee Breuer, published by the Theatre Communications Group. His other book, Acting Up: Free Speech, Pragmatism, and American Performance in the 20th Century by LFB Publishers in 2010.

He is the co-founder of The Acme Corporation, a Baltimore-based theatre ensemble, where he has directed and co-directed a number of award-winning and critically acclaimed productions. He has also directed plays at Single Carrot Theatre and Iron Crow Theatre. 

Before coming to Baltimore, Professor Nunns 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 78th Street Theatre Lab, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, and Dance Theater Workshop. 

He was an associate artist at the seminal avant-garde theatre company Mabou Mines, where he created theatre pieces, including the Obie Award-winning The Boys in the Basement

He was an associate editor at American Theatre Magazine from 1995 to 2000.