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. Winter traveled to the Sudan border with her then boss, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.
“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
Most recently, Winter produced and directed her play No One Is Forgotten at The Rattlestick to rave reviews and sold out houses with her company, winter miller's community theater. She is currently under commission to write the libretto for the Radio Opera No One Is Forgotten with Paola Prestini and Sxip Shirey, and a new play about the Clinton White House for Miami New Drama.
Select plays include Spare Rib, described in a New Yorker profile as a “quasi comic abortion drama,” and The Penetration Play which The New York Times called “Cracklingly funny.” Select plays include Animalia Arthropoda, Look At Us, The Arrival and the musical Amandine. Her plays are published by Samuel French and Playscripts and have been produced at theaters nationwide and in London. Her play Colored, is part of the New Black Fest Anthology Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege.
Winter’s work is supported by Sundance Institute, a Djerassi MacElwee Fellowship, The Cherry Lane Mentor Project, The Civilians, Hedgebrook, Blue Mountain Center, The Playwrights Center, Joe’s Pub, Nature’s Darlings SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Orchard Project, New Georges Affiliated Artist and Audrey Resident, and Miami New Drama.
Winter has created theater with youth in war-torn areas of Northern Uganda, Palestine, and LGBTQIA populations in NYC. She has lectured in MFA and BA programs at The New School, NYU, SUNY Purchase, Queens University, ESPA Primary Stages, The New Group and worked with high school students with The Atlantic, Arts Connection, Keen Company and New York Theater Workshop. She holds a BA from Smith College, an MFA from Columbia University and is a proud affiliate of New Georges, The Playwrights Center, and The Lark. She is New York City’s Dramatists Guild Representative.
A former journalist, Winter wrote 70+ articles for The New York Times, and is profiled in The New Yorker, Bomb, New York Magazine, and on NPR’s Brian Lehrer and All of It with Alison Stewart. Eartha Kitt once held her hand for five minutes.
Winter produced and directed her play No One Is Forgotten at The Rattlestick to rave reviews and sold out houses with her company, winter miller's community theater. She is currently under commission to write the libretto for the Radio Opera No One Is Forgotten with Paola Prestini and Sxip Shirey, and a new play about the Clinton White House for Miami New Drama. Eartha Kitt once held her hand for five minutes.
As NYC's DG Rep Winter is committed to nourishing a robust community to celebrate and advocate for parity in theater and seeks greater opportunities to hear and support the work of writers who have been marginalized in the American theater.