Susan Miller is the recipient of two OBIE awards and a Guggenheim Fellowship in playwriting. Her play, A Map Of Doubt And Rescue, won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Pinter Prize for Drama. It was done in workshop by New York Stage and Film at Vassar and the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Ms. Miller received an OBIE, as well as the shared 1994/95 Blackburn Prize, for her critically acclaimed one woman play, My Left Breast, which premiered in Actor's Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival. Ms. Miller has performed the play at Trinity Repertory Co.; The Walnut Street Theatre; The Group Theatre in Seattle; Frontera/Hyde Park Theatre in Austin; Buddies In Bad Times in Toronto; Out North in Anchorage, Alaska; Oak Street Theatre in Portland, Maine; Watermark's Wordfire Festival at the Ohio Theatre in New York; The Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles; Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati; Hampstead Theatre in London; Theatre J in Washington, D.C.; and New Repertory Co. at The Copley in Boston.
She also performed My Left Breast at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles as a Benefit for Gilda's Club, sponsored by Nissan. The Honorary Benefit Committee included Rosie O'Donnell, Goldie Hawn, Ellen DeGeneres, Matt Le Blanc, and Jennifer Aniston, among others. My Left Breast had its international premiere in Paris at Le Foyer-Theatre Du Palais-Royal.
Ms. Miller won her first OBIE for Nasty Rumors And Final Remarks, which was produced in New York by Joseph Papp at the Public Theatre, as were her plays, For Dear Life and Flux (also produced by Second Stage). Her plays, Cross Country and Confessions Of A Female Disorder were staged by the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Miller's other work includes Arts And Leisure; It's Our Town, Too; The Grand Design; and most recently, Sweeping The Nation. Her work has also been produced by Naked Angels, the Cast Theatre, and The Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, among others.
Ms. Miller has received playwriting fellowships from the NEA as well as a Rockefeller Grant and a residency at Yaddo. In 1996, she received the Publishing Triangle's Robert Chessley Lifetime Achievement Award in playwriting. She served for three years as the director of the Legacy Project, a writing workshop for people with life threatening illness, which was held at the Public Theatre under a grant from the Lila Wallace Fund. She has taught in the Dramatic Writing Program at NYU; The Writer's Voice at the Westside Y; Rutgers; Penn State; and UCLA.
As a screenwriter, Ms. Miller's work includes original feature screenplays for Disney, Warner Bros., Caravan, and Fox 2000, as well as the independent film, Lady Beware, starring Diane Lane. She has also written for ABC's "Thirtysomething," CBS's "Trials Of Rosie O'Neil," NBC's "LA Law," and FOX's "Urban Anxiety," (Producer/Head Writer). She served as Consulting Producer on the first season of the acclaimed SHOWTIME series, "The L Word." Ms. Miller is a member of the Dramatists Guild.