David A. Miller, M.F.A.
- Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance - ON SABBATICAL FALL 2021
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
David A. Miller is a professional director, playwright, actor, and educator. David joined the faculty at Bloomsburg University in the fall of 2012 and teaches all levels of acting, directing and playwriting, teaches the career seminar courses, and directs mainstage productions. He most recently directed Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. He is the Artistic Director of Plays in Bloom: A New Play Development Program at Bloomsburg University. He is an affiliated artist with Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.
David is a resident director for Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth, TX. His Amphibian productions include 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), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Best Production of the Year, Reader's Choice, Fort Worth Weekly), 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.
NYC Directing: NYMF, Prospect Theater Company, Vital Theater Company, WTE Theatre, Samuel French OOBR, Piper Theatre, The New Acting Company. Seattle: Annex Theater, Seattle Children’s Theatre. Acting: Annex Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Festival, Theater Schmeater, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seven Devil’s Playwright Conference, Sofa Shakespeare.
As a playwright, David’s plays include 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 has a BA in Theatre (Acting and Directing) from Western Washington University and an MFA in Directing from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.