David A. Miller


Professor of Theatre

M.F.A., Directing, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

B.A., Theatre Arts (Acting and Directing), Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

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David A. Miller is a professional director, playwright, actor, and educator. David teaches all levels of acting, directing, and playwriting, as well as the career seminar courses. He also directs mainstage productions, including The Astronots by Mora V. Harris and Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. He is the Artistic Director of Plays in Bloom: A New Play Development Program at Bloomsburg University.

Professionally, David is an active new play development practitioner, serving as a Board Member of Seven Devils New Play Foundry and works regularly as an artist with the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference in McCall, Idaho. David is an affiliated artist with Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. David directed the world premiere of his adaptation of Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author in a co-production between the BU Players and the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.

BU Players production of Everybody by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins.
BU Players production of Everybody by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins.

David is a Resident Director for Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth, TX. His Amphibian productions include Gutenberg! The Musical! (Best Production of the Year, Reader's Choice, Fort Worth Weekly), The Nosemaker's Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon, Wittenberg by David Davalos (Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, Dallas Fort Worth Critics Forum), Below the Belt by Richard Dresser (Outstanding Direction, Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum), and readings of Mystery of Irma Vep. All This Intimacy, and On the Ceiling.

David is the former founding Artistic Director of The Artful Conspirators, a Brooklyn-based collective of emerging and established theatre artists dedicated to creating new theatrical work that includes the audience as a participant in the theatre-making process. David’s work with the Conspirators includes directing Leaving IKEA: A Play in Two Cantos and creating Brooklyn Underground: Theatrical Stories from the Green-Wood Cemetery. David's other New York-based directing includes NYMF, Prospect Theater Company, Vital Theater Company, WTE Theatre, Samuel French OOBR, Piper Theatre, The New Acting Company. In Seattle David directed for Annex Theater and Seattle Children’s Theatre Drama School. His acting includes work with Annex Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Festival, Theater Schmeater, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seven Devil’s Playwright Conference, and Sofa Shakespeare.

As a playwright, David’s plays include As Long as the Window is Closed (Masterpiece Monologues, Stage Left Theater, Spokane, WA) Semi-Permanent (Elephant Ears Reading Series, Philadelphia, PA), Restoration/Conservation (Published in The Paragon Journal, Semi-finalist for The 15th Annual 10 by 10 in the Triangle Festival of New Short Plays at The Arts Center Stage, Carrboro, NC), The Flames (The Collective's C10:Comedy, New York, NY), and Mystic in the Savage State (Workshop, Strange Sun Theater, New York, NY). He is a member of Stillwater Writers (NYC), and the Dramatists Guild.

David has taught, directed, and mentored students throughout New York City at Wagner College, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School (NYU), Manhattan College, City College, and Kingsborough Community College, among others. He has worked extensively in theatre education for young people as a teaching artist in the classroom and in leadership roles such as Director of Educational Outreach for Seattle Children’s Theatre and as Director of Education at Roundabout Theatre Company.

David is a former Theatre Mentor for the Richard and Mica Hadar Foundation, a Drama League Directing Alumni, and was awarded an SSDC Directing Observership. He is a member of the New York-based Stillwater Writers Collective.