Yusef Miller

Yusef Miller

YUSEF MILLER hails from Houston, Texas. He holds an MFA in Theatre and Dance from The University of California, San Diego and a B.A. in English from Morehouse College. Yusef is a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellow and a Le Comte Du Nouy Prize recipient for excellence in playwriting at The Juilliard School.

Yusef was a finalist for the New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Playwright Fellowship and...
YUSEF MILLER hails from Houston, Texas. He holds an MFA in Theatre and Dance from The University of California, San Diego and a B.A. in English from Morehouse College. Yusef is a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellow and a Le Comte Du Nouy Prize recipient for excellence in playwriting at The Juilliard School.

Yusef was a finalist for the New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Playwright Fellowship and Artist Mentoring Lab Fellowship for Lincoln Center Education.

Yusef is a union member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, as well as a member of Lincoln Center Theater's Directors Lab and Tectonic Moment Work Institute. Yusef has performed at LCT, The Classic Stage Company, Joe's Pub, Playwrights Horizons, NY Live Arts, Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse and more, including abroad in South Africa, Scotland, and France. Watch Yusef in the Feature Film (trailer) Ambition's Debt.

Short film, "Patent Leather Scars" is Yusef’s debut as Producer. Yusef's short film, "Ding Dong" premiered in NY short film festival, Ripfest #10.

Yusef's full-length modern tragedy "'Tasha" was a Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Semi-Finalist, has received a workshop at Hi-Arts, Critical Breaks Series and readings at The Juilliard School, The Bechdel Group, and New American Plays Living Room Series. Yusef’s full-length allegory "The Prophecy of Sheep" was a Williamstown Festival Arnold Weissberger Nominee and investigated at Théâtres de Nesle à Paris, The Lark Play Development Center, LCT’s Directors Lab, The Ford Foundation and The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Future Classics Reading, and was Reverie Production’s Next Generation Playwriting Contest Semi-Finalist. Yusef's full length drama, "Buddy Baines" was a Semi-Finalist for The Lark's Playwrights Week and received a reading at The Juilliard School. Yusef's full length drama, "Frankie's Boa" was Rising Circle Theater Collective's INKtank Writers Lab, Finalist. Yusef’s short dark comedy "Breakfast" was produced in The Fire This Time Festival. Yusef's full length satire "It Takes A Village" received a reading at The Juilliard School and Ripley-Grier Studios. Yusef's full length drama, "Aaron & Tekla" received readings at The Juilliard School and The Dramatists Guild.

Plays

  • 'Tasha
    'T A S H A, inspired by Socrates' Antigone, is set in a modern republic where White Supremacy and Black Civil Disobedience, each, are at their height. The play centers on Natasha Brown, a fictional Sasha Obama. 'Tasha buries her cousin, defying the edict - 'no one shall bury a law-breaker who dies in the act of committing a crime.' The issuer is President Waters, a Trump-Clinton-like...
    'T A S H A, inspired by Socrates' Antigone, is set in a modern republic where White Supremacy and Black Civil Disobedience, each, are at their height. The play centers on Natasha Brown, a fictional Sasha Obama. 'Tasha buries her cousin, defying the edict - 'no one shall bury a law-breaker who dies in the act of committing a crime.' The issuer is President Waters, a Trump-Clinton-like character. Will 'Tasha's death restore order or fuel injustice? Is the criminalization of Brown people irreversible?
  • Buddy Baines
    The life of Buddy Baines, a community Activist, is celebrated with a dedication of his home to increasing the self-awareness of Black sons. His story is narrated by his daughter who's trying to reach closure five years after Buddy Baines murder. Buddy Baines’s journey, as the grandson of a slave and abolitionist, reveals an unspeakable American injustice to the backdrop of a decaying urban community.
  • Frankie's Boa
    Frankie, Momma’s favorite son and ally, is home; Frankie has a history of snapping into place his adulterous Daddy and his sex-crazed brother, who are both mistreating his mother. But when Frankie’s old boa is unearthed, Frankie loses his mind, completely. The entire family must come together to help him find it.
  • Breakfast
    After their gay teenage son's suicide, Harriet and Glen's love falls under scrutiny. Their ritualistic breakfast together reveals a pathological battleground of neglect and fear. Can they ever reach closure?
  • It Takes A Village
    Meet Calvin and Cynthia: She's pregnant. He's the Dad. They're 15. His momma's in prison. His grandparents want him put up for adoption. Neglect, in both households. Then there's Levar Burton, Reading Rainbow, and a former Surgeon General of the United States. WHO in the FUCK is responsible?!?!
  • Aaron & Tekla
    Aaron longs to be an actor. Tekla longs to be a composer. Suffocating in their Texan lives, they run to New York to pursue their dreams. But it is September 2001, the towers fall the day after their arrival. New Yorkers are running for cover. Aaron and Tekla and their talent are swept aside. Now it is 2003. Aaron and Tekla are on their last leg, homeless, without health insurance, without any guidance or...
    Aaron longs to be an actor. Tekla longs to be a composer. Suffocating in their Texan lives, they run to New York to pursue their dreams. But it is September 2001, the towers fall the day after their arrival. New Yorkers are running for cover. Aaron and Tekla and their talent are swept aside. Now it is 2003. Aaron and Tekla are on their last leg, homeless, without health insurance, without any guidance or protection. This play chronicles their struggle to claim their dreams. This play also follows certain New Yorkers who hide within the city, a city that’s trying to recover from a deeper wound.