David A. Miller

David A. Miller

David A. Miller is a NYC-based director, playwright, and educator. David is currently Associate Professor of Theatre (acting, directing and playwriting) at Bloomsburg University (Bloomsburg, PA) and a resident director for Amphibian Stage Productions (Fort Worth, TX). He is former Artistic Director of The Artful Conspirators.

Plays

  • Semi-Permanent
    FULL LENGTH: Emma, a first-year journalism major, returns to her small hometown in Northern Maine following the recent suicide death of one of her dearest friends, a popular high school senior whose religious family was vehemently opposed to his being gay. Her personal and “professional” investigation follows an unconventional and very public path.
  • Mystic in the Savage State
    FULL LENGTH: Professor Mary Inigo Calkins, a teacher of philosophy and psychology at Wellesley College in the 1890s, strives to legitimize synesthesia, or "color hearing", in the eyes of her colleagues and of the world. In her quest, she attempts to woo her former fellow student Bertram Bailey, now a Harvard neurologist, to her side, despite their checkered past. In her sometimes seemingly quixotic...
    FULL LENGTH: Professor Mary Inigo Calkins, a teacher of philosophy and psychology at Wellesley College in the 1890s, strives to legitimize synesthesia, or "color hearing", in the eyes of her colleagues and of the world. In her quest, she attempts to woo her former fellow student Bertram Bailey, now a Harvard neurologist, to her side, despite their checkered past. In her sometimes seemingly quixotic quest for legitimacy, Calkins enlists the help of her student assistant Violet and the insights of a very young Vladimir Nabakov, an articulate synesthete. Calkins will go to any lengths to get what she wants, even if what she wants is seen as “unconventional” in the eyes of her community. (Throughout the play, we experience “Prism” scenes, rich in swirling experience testimonials from real-life synesthetes as seen and heard from Calkins’ point of view.)
  • Off the Map
    10-MINUTE PLAY: On his last day of work in an intimate map conservation studio, Simon is forced to speak now or forever hold is peace about his true feelings for Alice, his work colleague. Will he say what needs to be said? Will it do any good?
  • The Flames
    10-MINUTE PLAY: Cam and Bill reunite at the back of a sports bar. It's been a few years. Will their friendship remain at the end of the night? A drama with a lot of humor.
  • As Long as the Window is Closed
    10-MINUTE PLAY/MONOLOGUE: Bryn, a college student working at her hometown ice cream shop, has to face the challenge of keeping her job or risk her safety.