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Stephen Nunns

Stephen Nunns is a director and professor at Towson University.

Stephen Nunns is an associate professor at Towson University. He is the cofounder of the Baltimore theatre company, The Acme Corporation and co-directed the company's 24-hour production of Samuel Beckett's Play, which won Best Production in the City Paper's Best of Baltimore for 2013. He also directed Single Carrot Theatre’s production of Václav Havel’s The Memo, which won Best Revival in the paper’s Best of Baltimore list 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, 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 was also an associate editor at American Theatre Magazine from 1995 to 2000. His book, Acting Up: Free Speech, Pragmatism, and American Performance in the 20th Century, was published by LFB Scholarly Publishing and his new book, Getting Off: The Work and Life of Lee Breuer will be published by Theatre Communications Group in 2018.

Pragmatic Pedagogy
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Pragmatic Pedagogy

or, How I Learned Everything about Teaching from William James, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and George Carlin

1 August 2015

Stephen Nunns shares his approach (or lack thereof) to pedagogy, which is often dynamic and performative.