Winter Miller

Librettist Playwright

Winter Miller is an award-winning playwright and founding member of the Obie-recognized collective 13 Playwrights. She is best known for her drama IN DARFUR which premiered at The Public Theater, followed by an SRO performance at their 1800-seat Delacorte Theater, a first for a play by a woman.


“I think that art transforms. And you can’t say ‘I didn’t know’ if you know.” ♦  

Winter Miller's Quasi-comic Abortion Drama in The New Yorker


Plays include: NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN (Kilroys Hon Mention, The Magic Theatre's Playwrights Week, Salt Lake Acting Company Playlab, NPX )  •  SPARE RIB (Relentless Awards Hon Mention, Kilroys Hon Mention, Civilians R&D)  •  LOOK AT US (Dir. by Craig Lucas, The Cherry Lane)  •  IN DARFUR (Dir. Joanna Settle, The Public Theater and regional prods at TimeLine, WAM, Theatre J, Horizon, The Landing  •  THE PENETRATION PLAY (Dir. Josh Hecht, 13P, NYC)  •  THE ARRIVAL •  SEED: A Vaudevillian Cabaret • The Musical AMANDINE  


Fellowships include: NYFA Artist, Civilians R&D Lab, The Lark, Playwrights Center Core Writer Residency,  Sundance Institute, Hedgebrook, The Cherry Lane, Orchard Project, Space on Ryder Farm, Blue Mountain Center, New Georges Affiliated Artist and Audrey Resident.


Winter has written plays and monologues with marginalized youth in NYC and with youth in refugee camps in Uganda and Palestine. She's written upwards of 50 articles for The New York Times.  Perhaps surprisingly, she once spent a week covering the anniversary of Elvis' death at Graceland for Fox News and was briefly an NBC Page who "kept" her Page uniform.


She has taught in MFA and BA programs at The New School, NYU, SUNY Purchase, Queens University, ESPA Primary Stages and worked with high school students with The Atlantic, Arts Connection, Keen Company and New York Theater Workshop. MFA Columbia University, BA, Smith College.