Stowe Nelson is a Brooklyn-based sound designer who specializes in new and devised work. Recent and upcoming New York credits include: The Skin of Our Teeth (TFANA); The Wolves (Playwrights Realm); Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova); Indian Summer (Playwrights Horizons); Iphigenia in Aulis (Classic Stage); The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Wayside Motor Inn (Signature); Buyer & Cellar (Barrow St. Theatre); 16 Words or Less, Phoebe in Winter (Clubbed Thumb). His work has been seen regionally at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Denver Center, Syracuse Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, South Coast Rep, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Center Stage, Everyman Theatre and Studio Theatre.
As a company member of the Mad Ones, he has designed sound for Samuel & Alasdair, The Tremendous Tremendous, The Essential Straight & Narrow and Miles for Mary. His design Samuel & Alasdair won the 2010 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Sound Design and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2012.
Stowe collaborates often with Dance Exchange and is currently developing Growing Our Own Gardens with choreographer Matthew Cumbie. He has previously designed How to Lose a Mountain, Language from the Land and Bricks & Bones with DX.
As an engineer and technician, he has worked in the sound departments of Actors Theatre of Louisville, Totem Pole Playhouse and New York Stage & Film. Stowe is a proud graduate and long-suffering fan of Wake Forest University.