Winter Miller is an award-winning playwright and founding member of the Obie-recognized collective 13 Playwrights. She is best known for her drama IN DARFUR which premiered at The Public Theater, followed by an SRO performance at their 1800-seat Delacorte Theater, a first for a play by a woman.
A quasi-comic abortion drama, The New Yorker
NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN Kilroys Hon Mention, 2016, Development: The Magic Theatre's Virgin Series 2016, Salt Lake Acting Company Playlab 2017, New York Stage and Film Winter Reading Series 2017, National New Play Network Presentation 2017, Unicorn Theater 2018
SPARE RIB Relentless Awards Hon Mention 2016, Kilroys Hon Mention 2015, Civilians R&D, Benefit Stage Readings: Society for Ethical Culture, The Center, Judson Church
PATERNITY Dir. by Craig Lucas, The Cherry Lane Theater (NYC)
IN DARFUR Dir. Joanna Settle, The Public Theater, NYC. Regional productions at TimeLine (Chicago), WAM (Massachusetts), Theatre J (Washington, D.C.), Horizon (Atlanta), Mosaic (Florida), The Landing (Texas), Awake (Canada). Winner of the “Two-Headed Challenge” commission from the Guthrie Theatre and the Playwrights Center.
THE PENETRATION PLAY Dir. Josh Hecht, Produced by 13P, NYC, Stag Theater (London)
THE ARRIVAL Ruth Easton Playwrights Lab, The Playwrights Center
SEED: A Vaudevillian Cabaret New York Theater Workshop Mondays@3
AMANDINE The Musical Joe’s Pub, New York Theater Workshop Mondays@3
Samuel French, Eve Ensler’s anthology A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer Villard/Random House, Playscripts, Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists Seal Press, Caffe Cino, OnStage Press, No Passport Press, Applause: Best Monologues of the Millennium Smith & Kraus' Best Scenes and Monologues 2005. Interviews and profiles in The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Bomb, NPR, MPR, The Los Angeles Times, Smith College Alumnae Quarterly.
New George’s Audrey Resident 2018, NYFA Artist 2016, The Civilians R&D Lab 2015, The Lark 2014, Playwrights Center Core Writer Residency 2011-2014, and fellowships from Sundance Institute, Hedgebrook, The Cherry Lane, the Lark, Orchard Project, Space on Ryder Farm, New York Theatre Workshop Monday @3 and Blue Mountain Center. New Georges Affiliated Artist.
The New Black Fest ~ Trayvon Martin Anthology, Joe’s Pub ~ Toshi Reagon , Baltimore Center Stage ~ My America, No Passport ~ Gun Control Action & Pulse Night Club, Keen Company, Theatre Askew, Planet Connectivity, Voices of Uganda
13P, The Public, Center Theatre Group, New Black Fest, The Cherry Lane Theatre, TimeLine, WAM, Theater J, The Goodman, Keen, Baltimore Center Stage, Horizon, Mosaic, The Stag, Hourglass, 52nd Street Project. Productions in London, Uganda and Canada.
A playwriting instructor and mentor, Ms. Miller leads Weekend Warrior Intensives and Series Six workshops. She has been an Adjunct Professor at The New School MFA, SUNY Purchase B.A., Primary Stages ESPA, Visiting Lecturer Princeton. She’s led workshops for New York Theatre Workshop's Mind the Gap, Girl Be Heard, Sundance Institute, Stella Adler Outreach, Arts Connection and worked with youth in refugee camps in Northern Uganda and Palestine. She has made plays with marginalized youth, HOME/AWAY (Theatre Askew) and CONSPICUOUS (Keen Company).
Voices of Uganda brought Winter to northern Uganda to create plays with a group of youth living in a refugee camp whose lives were ravaged by the Lords Resistance Army and HIV/ AIDS. The plays were written in English and Luo and performed for and by refugees. She participated in the documentary "After Kony: Staging Hope." Stateside, legends Ruby Dee, Allison Janney and Liv Ullman have performed her monologue Lifelines.
Winter has written 70+ articles for the Metro and Arts sections of The New York Times and as a regular contributor to the Music and Style sections. She has written for New York Magazine, The Boston Globe, Variety and The Brooklyn Rail.
Columbia University, MFA
Smith College, B.A. cum laude
A Certified Core Energetics Practitioner, Winter works with writers to open channels
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