Marie-Louise Miller | Program Committee Chair

marieMarie-Louise Miller’s vision as a theater director and dramaturg conceives of stories as the fabric of community.

“One of the most basic arts is that of sharing stories, creating a fabric between people. Communities, diverse or homogeneous, need a way to access one another and reflect upon themselves; and so we persevere to tell and retell the story of being here. Story comes in many forms: from painting and sculpture to music and dance to spoken performance.”

As a director of large-scale productions and opera as well as more intimate productions, Miller seeks to push theatrical conventions. While earning an MFA in Stage Direction from Northwestern University, graduate internships in Germany led to the New American Plays Festival at the Stadstheater in Berlin. She has worked on programs at the International Fringe Festival, Lincoln Center, and Chicago’s Shakespeare Rep. In NY, she collaborated with Craig Lucas at the Theater Workshop, Rattlestick Theater and Atlantic Theater Company.

Miller has created workshops for children in schools and libraries in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in the Rivertowns. Her projects include Destination Imagination, film scripting and shooting, fairy tales, epic stories, performance, and an international festival of food and culture. She also volunteers as a youth group director for grades 7 – 9, and has served as Board Chair at The Co-op Nursery School.

In 2016, she directed a performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry. The event benefitted battered women at the Hope’s Door shelter.