Welcome to the professional teaching page of Professor David A. Miller, intended to inform current and future students, as well as my colleagues, about who I am and how I approach teaching. For more information about my work as a theatre artist, please explore other pages on this site, include my current projects.
Approach to teaching
As an educator, I believe that students should be, first and foremost, engaged. I strive to include all students in the active pursuit of learning through the content area of the course we are currently exploring. Students are challenged to know, to understand and to be able to demonstrate learning through acting, directing, playwriting, and career development.
I am inspired by many of my own teachers who challenged me and cheered me on. And I am inspired by theatre artists, visual artists, and musicians.
I love teaching and practicing theatre-making because it teaches not only how to act, direct, and write plays, but also creative and critical problem-solving, empathy, and discipline. These are the skills that any student, no matter what their major, can apply to their career and to their personal lives.
Courses at Bloomsburg University
Theatre 112: Fundamentals of Acting – Sample Syllabus for Course
Theatre 312 : Intermediate Acting
Theatre 412: Advanced Acting
Theatre 492: Specialty Seminars which have included Devised Theatre, Non-traditional Staging, and Acting for the Camera
Theatre 340: Playwriting
Theatre 490: Advanced Playwriting
Theatre 411: Directing
Theatre 492: Advanced Directing
Theatre 101 & 401: Incoming and Outgoing Career Seminars
Theatre 202: Script Analysis
Theatre 318: Creative Drama as a Teaching Tool
Courses at Other Universities
Theatre Appreciation/Introduction to Theatre, Script Analysis, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Voice and Articulation, Teaching Teaching Dramatic Literature to High School Students, Theatre History, and Public Speaking.
If you are a teaching colleague or prospective teaching colleague, please contact David for access to a password-protected page with additional information and documents.
If you have questions or would like to talk, visit the contact page.