Stephanie Voss Nugent is ACT ONE’s founding Executive Director and a professional actor, producer, and director. She received her training at the University of Texas at Austin, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and was a member of the professional company at Theatre By The Sea in Portsmouth, NH, playing such roles as Emilia in Othello, Lizzie in The Rainmaker, Sonya in Uncle Vanya, Agnes in Shadowbox, and Jessie in ‘Night, Mother. Directing credits include Joe DiPietro’s Over the River & Through the Woods; Jack Neary’s The Porch and Jerry Finnegan’s Sister; Neil Simon’s I Ought To Be In Pictures, A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, Kathleen Clark’s Southern Comforts, Lee Blessing’s A Body of Water, Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy, Arlene Hutton’s Last Train to Nibroc, A.R. Gurney’s Ancestral Voices, Norm Foster’s Mending Fences, a staged reading of Lester Dubow’s Look…There’s a Boat, and David Belke’s That Darn Plot. Since 1981 Stephanie has toured the region with a series of programs about Celia Thaxter and the Isles of Shoals, designed for presentation in theatres as well as schools, libraries, historical societies, church fellowships, and other gatherings.