Stephen Nunns is the cofounder of the Baltimore theatre company, The Acme Corporation, where he has co-directed, arranged and adapted, composed music and designed sound for a number of productions, including Follow No Strangers To All The Fun Places (“Best Play – 2018,” Baltimore Magazine) Stranger Kindness (a “misinterpretation” of A Streetcar Named Desire, which received “Best Play – 2017,” from Baltimore City Paper) and the company's 24-hour production of Samuel Beckett's Play (“Best Production” - City Paper's Best of Baltimore 2013).
He also directed Iron Crow Theatre’s production of Fucking A by Suzan Lori Parks (Number One in Baltimore Beat’s “Top Plays of 2017”) and Single Carrot Theatre’s production of Václav Havel’s The Memo, which won Best Revival in the paper’s Best of Baltimore in 2014.
Before coming to Baltimore, 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, and Dance Theater Workshop. 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 has been a professor at Towson University’s Department of Theatre Arts since 2006, where he teaches directing, history and theory and co-directs the MFA Program. He was also an associate editor at American Theatre Magazine from 1995 to 2000. He is the author of Getting Off: The Work and Life of Lee Breuer (TCG Books, 2018) and Acting Up: Free speech, pragmatism, and American performance in the 20th century (LFB Publications, 2011).