D. Lee Miller is the author of TSUNAMI, DAVIDA, BALL AND CHAIN, WHEN THE DODGERS LEFT BROOKLYN, THE RECIPE, ANIMATION IN DUST and THE BEULAH BALLANTINE CONTEST, among other plays. Among other theatres, her plays have been presented at EST, La MaMa ETC, the Vital Theatre, Kansas City Women's Playwrights Festival, New Vision Theatre, Stagecrafter's, Chewboy Productions, Shenandoah Valley International Playwrights Retreat & the West Bank Cafe. Her play, BEATRIX IN THE SHADOWS, was performed at the first 365 Women a Year production. It has also been performed at Emerging Artists Theatre (NY) and B3 Productions (Arizona). JUDGEMENT DAYS was performed at Rover Dramawerks and Mouse Productions. ORIGAMI TEARS is included in the anthology FACING FORWARD, published by Broadway Play Publishing. BROKEN HEART SYNDROME is included in Smith & Kraus' 5 Minute Plays and TAP TEST will be in an upcoming Smith & Kraus anthology. She has had a number of readings at Rum Diaries in Glasgow, Scotland. In addition, many of her stand-alone monologues have been broadcast in Writer's Block Radio (Glasgow) and on Sapphic Voices Reverb Radio (Brighton UK). Her works were zoomed for the charity event, AROUND THE GLOBE IN 80 PLAYS, to help save Shakespeare's Globe. Additionally, they have been performed at F.A.B. @the Barrow Group; and Caravan Theatre (UK). THE GREAT LATKE SHOWDOWN OF 20 AUGHT 9 will soon be on the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company. Next year, her play, AN AUTHENTIC REMBRANDT, will be performed in Amsterdam and GEORGE FLOYD will be performed at the International Human Rights Art Festival.
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MORE ABOUT ME
Why do I keep writing theatre? Women were rarely ‘written into life’ let alone plays when I was younger. It might be a reason musicals were appealing since women were often the central characters. What I did know, is that women’s lives were rarely exposed to society – when they seemed to be doing the great job of keeping families alive and together. There is a lot of drama – negotiations - in those quiet moments. Powerful women; women growing -- I decided early on to write about all these ‘missing women’: women who were the leading characters in their lives. I hated hearing about wonderful actresses who were ‘sidelined’ in plays as wives, grandmothers, cleaning ladies… As women’s lives grow in our society, I’d like to reintroduce some women from the past that may have been overlooked and women who are growing today. Theatre is still the best way have people listen while connecting - than any other medium. It is real, live and we are witnessing together.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
An Authentic Rembrandt
Family, women's roles, Jewish, sometimes political, sometimes environmental justice, equal rights, stand-alone monologues, holiday