Owen Nuss was born in Rostov, Russia and moved to Colorado before the age of one year. Owen is currently a freshman at Denison University, where he is a Theatre major. Previously, he attended the Denver School of the Arts where he studied Stagecraft and Design.
At DSA, Owen designed the main stage set for Noises Off. He also designed the Mask & Armor Costumes for Macbeth, and for both he received Superior marks at State Thespians Convention (2014). He also received Critics Choice for Best Costumes. In June 2015 at the International Thespian Festival (EdTA), Owen received the Main Stage award for Costume Design for his work on Macbeth. In 2016, he received a scholarship for his body of work from the EdTA at the International Thespian Festival.
Owen’s most recent work includes designing the piano for August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson,” at Denison University. He is currently at work as scenic designer for Denison’s upcoming production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
“Theatre is a uniquely empathetic art form, offering people a critically immersive, human experience. Theatre enlightens people about human issues including aging, substance abuse, mental illness, LGBT, racism, homelessness and physical disabilities. Theatre is not limited to the spectacle of a Broadway musical, it is useful for instructional purposes in museums, medical centers and hospitals. Theatre provides a uniquely evocative experience for our youngest and oldest citizens, in retirement homes and early education centers.”
Following receipt of his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, Owen plans to become a theatre professional engaged in the educational business of sharing human experience through the craft of visual and artistic performance.