OBIE AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE

“A metaphor of resilience… done with a self-aware humor and a literary acuteness that make her hour on the stage an enlarging experience.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

“With self-effacing humor and gut wrenching honesty, she weaves a tale of personal loss and takes us on a spiritual journey that ends in redemption and rebirth. The laughter is as spontaneous as the flicker of recognition that passes through the audience. She’s suddenly Everywoman, standing there for all of us-our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, ourselves.”

THE BOSTON GLOBE

“The script and her performance shine with the polished gleam of authenticity and beauty.”

THE TEXAS TRIANGLE

“An elegant writer with a keen eye for description, she paints her experiences vividly in her wry, witty, warm and ultimately revealing script.”

THE WASHINGTON POST

“Her observations are always astute, usually wry and invite at least an inner smile of recognition. Some are laugh-out-loud funny.”

THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

“A writer of endearing wit and a performer of considerable charm. Miller allows us to share her pain, by proudly assuring us that she still feels beautiful and sexy and powerful. She mutes our private fears.”

THE COURRIER JOURNAL of Louisville, Kentucky

“One of the most moving and certainly most personal works at the Humana festival…Proof that the human body and heart can and does repair itself.”

THEATRE WEEK

“In her rueful, comical solo, Obie-winner Susan Miller achieves what all engrossing autobiography aims at: revealing the human condition poetically by using the self as exhibit A.”

THE VILLAGE VOICE

“She achieves the thing that many other solo performers sweat and sweat and never achieve. She makes us wish we could be her best friend. We don’t want to leave the theater.”

SEATTLE JOURNAL

“Brilliantly echoes the intimate, conversational style of girlfriends chatting over latte. She makes everyone she ever cared for look good. It’s a privilege to spend a little time with her.”

ST LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Judaism: A Supporting Role for Gay Artists?
from THE JEWISH EXPONENT

TV’s “Ellen” is out and about, while writer Paul Rudnick’s “In & Out” is over the top at the box office. Welcome to the “gay ’90s.” More and more movies, TV shows and plays seem to be exploring the gay lifestyle these days. And more and more, it seems gay performers are less scared of opening their closets, looking for light and love in all the performing places.

With so many Jews involved in the creative arts as writers, producers and performers, it is no surprise that they cut a high profile among those attempting to be gay and carefree about their careers. . What role has Judaism played in their lives? . . . more

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Publications: 
O Solo Homo – Grove Press – Edited by Holly Hughes and David Roman, 1998
The Best American Short Plays 93/94 – Applause Books – Edited by Glenn Young
Plays From the Humana Festival 1994 – Smith and Kraus – Edited by Marisa Smith
The Breast. An Anthology – 1996. Global City Press – Editor: Susan Thames
L’AVANT-SCENE – Paris, December 1998

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