Stowe Nelson is a New York-based sound designer who specializes in new and devised work. Recent and upcoming New York credits include: Miles for Mary (Playwrights Horizons); The Wolves, Queens (Lincoln Center); Animal Wisdom (Bushwick Starr); Small Mouth Sounds (Lortel Nomination, Ars Nova); The Skin of Our Teeth (TFANA); 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). His work has been seen regionally at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Alliance Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Denver Center, Syracuse Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, South Coast Rep, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Center Stage and Everyman 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.
Stowe is a member of United Scenic Artist 829 and served on the Off-Broadway Organizing Committee that, in 2017, successfully negotiated the first collectively bargained agreement for designers Off-Broadway. He is a proud graduate and long-suffering fan of Wake Forest University.