Amanda Miller

Amanda Miller

I'm an NYC-based researcher, always available to prepare dramaturgy or to proof, fact check, curate, or consult on various projects. I graduated from Oklahoma City University, where I received my Bachelors degree in English Literature, along with minors in Theatre, Directing, and Lighting Design. Since then, I've been working as a Literary Apprentice at various midwestern regional theatres,...
I'm an NYC-based researcher, always available to prepare dramaturgy or to proof, fact check, curate, or consult on various projects. I graduated from Oklahoma City University, where I received my Bachelors degree in English Literature, along with minors in Theatre, Directing, and Lighting Design. Since then, I've been working as a Literary Apprentice at various midwestern regional theatres, specializing in new work development and contemporary dramaturgy. I'm a big fan of pop music and iced coffee and you can frequently find me reading and researching at the public library.

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  • Good Years
    8 Sep. 2020
    This is one of the most creative and exciting pieces I’ve read. The playwright has combined the eccentric online world of One Direction Twitter with an incredible theatricality that emphasizes just how “Online” these characters are. I read this play as quickly as I possibly could, enthralled with the girls and with the historic content and I would absolutely recommend it to those who lived through One Direction Twitter and to those who couldn’t be more confused by the term.
  • Placebo
    8 Sep. 2020
    Placebo is so well-written, it comes across almost as a contemporary greek tragedy- a ritualistic piece that balances the every day with the other-worldly and results in a really powerful and exciting piece. The script does not skim over any of the issues, instead it rests inside, allowing the audience to watch the characters grapple with their own relationships to themselves. Moments are intense and poignant until they become cathartic and the playwright’s language is enchanting- while it’d be easy to look away from graphic moments, I found myself drawn closer (esp. at the end of Act 2).
  • everyone they knew was famous
    1 Aug. 2020
    This play feels so here and so now that it could be happening next door. Avidon has crafted a beautiful script where no one line feels forced. Every interaction is effortless in a way that only college-aged cousins and grandparents can interact; awe and admiration for the way that they live. The dynamic between the characters is fascinating and the story captures just enough truths and just enough secrets to leave me wanting more.
  • BABY ALLEN
    29 Jul. 2020
    Baby Allen is one of my favorite pieces. Heinz has beautifully captured the messy lives of 20 year olds in middle America in a script that moves like a dramatic ballet (and ends in one too). Steeped in drugs and alcohol, the harsh truths come forward and the characters are forced to reckon with emotions they'd rather ignore. Events unfold that can only be described as 21st-Century Macabre and bring forward visceral reactions- the recognition that you've experienced, on some level, these intense emotions for yourself. This is a must-read.
  • Choices People Make
    29 Jul. 2020
    This is one of the most fascinating pieces I have ever read! I loved every page and the way that Andrewartha has included fully developed perspectives for each character- chances are that a reader may disagree with a character or two but the script is SO well written that you can't help but listen and consider their perspective. This play is timely and relevant in a number of ways and it can't help but provoke questions and conversations about technology, autonomy, and power dynamics.