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12 - Actor Aaron Muñoz - The Importance of Improv, Believing the Story, & Respecting Every Job

This week we have a conversation with Aaron Muñoz.

AARON MUÑOZ is an actor, writer, producer, arts educator, cigar smoker, facial hair enthusiast, and proud husband & father.

As an actor, he can be seen in STRANGER THINGS, THE WALKING DEAD, CADILLAC RECORDS, CBGB, THE SAURUS, SEARCHING FOR FORTUNE, & ALL LIGHT WILL END. Theatre credits include The SoHo Playhouse (off-broadway), The Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva Theatre, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, The Studio Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, About Face Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, & Improv Olympic.

He is the co-writer of LOST LAUGHS: THE SLAPSTICK TRAGEDY OF FATTY ARBUCKLE, which had it’s World Premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and is the co-creator of 2 HOUSEHOLDS, 2 ASSHOLES: SHAKESPEARE’S R & J, which premiered at the SoHo Playhouse in the New York International Fringe Festival. Muñoz is also the founding Artistic Director of Nashville Story Garden, an incubator for original projects that creates film, theatre and modern media from the ground up. Producer highlights include Mr. Mysterio Podcast (Best of Nashville), Love Song by John Kolvenbach (Critic’s Choice, Nashville Scene) and Once Upon a Time, a literacy project with Nashville Parks and the Nashville Public Library.

He is a proud member of SAG AFTRA, Actors Equity, and 2015/16 recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Aaron has been nominated for a Suzi Bass Award (Outstanding Lead Actor in A Play, 2014) and is an Associate Artist at Merrimack Repertory Theatre. He holds a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago and an M.F.A. from Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s professional actor training program.

Muñoz currently resides in Chicago with his wife Liz, daughters Mabel & Frances and their two dogs Lemon & Pumpkin.

Learn more about Aaron at the links below:

insta/twitter: @stogiemunoz


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