Aaron Munoz headshotAaron Muñoz is an actor, playwright, producer, and teacher. As an actor, he has been seen onstage across the country, working at The Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva Theater Center, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, The Studio Theatre, Northern Stage, Theatrical Outfit, About Face Theatre, and the Georgia, Lake Tahoe, Alabama, Nashville & First Folio Shakespeare Festivals. Television and film appearances include Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Cadillac Records, CBGB, The Saurus (SXSW Film Festival), Yinz, All Light Will End, and Tennis Tips with Freddy Love (Nashville Film Festival, also writer/director).

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, with 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.

As an acting teacher, he has taught previously at Middle Tennessee State University, Lipscomb University, Oglethorpe University, Point Park University, Tennessee State University, Florida Atlantic University, Georgia Highlands College, and Huntington College.

A Kansas City native, Muñoz started performing with Lighten Up Improv Company while in high school and subsequently trained with The Second City Conservatory, IO Theatre & LAByrinth Theatre Company. He holds a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago and a M.F.A. from Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s professional actor training program. Mentors and instructors include Sheldon Patinkin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Cromer, Martin de Maat, Shirley Jo Finney, Jeff Ginsberg, Sarah Felder, Greta Lambert, Chuck Smith, Anne Libera, David Woolley, Del Close, Ray Chambers and Colleen Kelly.

Aaron is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, and a recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission. He has been nominated for a Suzi Bass Award (Outstanding Lead Actor in A Play) and is an Associate Artist at Merrimack Repertory Theatre.


Email: munoza@illinois.edu