Steve Bailey is the Chief Operating Officer at NPN. Previously, he was a founder and the Producing Director of Jump-Start Performance Co. in San Antonio, Texas. He was the founder and director of 24th Street Experiment Theater Company, research coordinator for Theater Communications Group, and artist-in-residence with Teatro del Sol in Lima, Peru. Over the past thirty years, Steve Bailey has created and/or directed over fifty original productions that have been presented across the U.S. and Latin America. He is an arts educator and has worked with numerous youth and adult groups in a variety of community settings. He has served on numerous boards and funding panels including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Ensemble Theater Project, and the Ohio State Arts Council.