Winter Miller's plays include, currently: Paternity is part of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project's 2009-2010 season mentored by playwright Craig Lucas.The play is slated for a showcase production in May 2010 directed by Mr. Lucas. Ms. Miller is developing the musical Something's Wrong with Amandine with composer Lance Horne and director Josh Hecht. Amandine has been workshopped by Theatreworks, Palo Alto; Electric Pear, NYC; Mondays@3 at New York Theater Workshop. Ms. Miller is a Sundance Institute 2010 playwriting fellow with her new play The Arrival.
In Darfur is the recipient of The Guthrie Theater and Playwrights' Center's Two-Headed Challenge 2006 commission under the mentorship of New York Times journalist and Pulitzer winner Nicholas Kristof and developed at the Guthrie Theater, the Playwrights Center Playlabs, Geva Theater's Hibernatus Interruptus and The Public Theatre's New Works Now. In Darfur inaugurated the Public's Lab series in April 2007 for a sold out three week run, and filled to capacity a staged reading at the 1800-seat Delacorte Theater on July 9th, 2007. Simultaneously, on July 9th, the Donmar Warehouse held a reading. The Tricycle Theater held a reading in December 2007, for A Day for Darfur. The play has produced by Atlanta's Horizon, Florida's Mosaic, Canada's Theater Awakening, and multiple benefit readings have been held nationwide. In Darfur is part of Theater J's 2010 season.
Ms. Miller traveled to war-torn Northern Uganda to write two short plays with and for a group of youth in refugee camps (commissioned by Voices of Uganda). Her monologue about a Ugandan grandmother, Lifelines, has been performed at fundraising events by Ruby Dee, Allison Janney and Liv Ullman. The Ugandan youth group formed a theater troupe and with NGO assistance performs the plays in Luo for refugees living in nearby camps. The experience is featured in a forthcoming documentary film produced by VOU. Ms. Miller wrote a companion short play for and with NYC high school youth at The Stella Adler Conservatory.
Other Plays: The Penetration Play (developed at the New Group, produced by 13P at the Mint); Conspicuous (commissioned for Keen Company's Keen Teens, performed on Theatre Row in May 2007); Cake And Ice Cream (O'Neill Finalist, developed by New Georges, readings at Rattlestick and the DR2); the short play Partylines (produced by Hourglass, produced by Synapse); Greetings From Vietnam, Wish You Were Here; Home Economics.
The Penetration Play is published by Playscripts, Inc. and excerpted in Smith & Kraus' Best Stage Scenes 2005 and Best Monologues 2005. The monologue, Mother to Son is published in Eve Ensler's anthology A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, (Random House) and in the anthology Best Women's Monologues of The Millennium (Applause). Mother... continues to tour cities across the U.S. with the photo exhibit, Darfur/Darfur and the documentary The Devil Came on Horseback and at rallies for Darfur.
As a journalist, Ms. Miller has reported for the New York Times, New York Magazine and Variety among others. A graduate of Smith College, she holds an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University. She is a founding member of the Obie-winning 13Playwrights (13P), a member of the Playwrights Union, the Dramatist Guild and a New Georges Affiliated Artist.