Welcome to the professional teaching page of Professor David A. Miller, a page intended to inform current and future students, as well as my colleagues, about who I am and how I approach teaching. In the sidebar is a bio of the work that I do as a professional director, playwright, and theatre leader. This site has more information about each of these areas.
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 and playwriting.
I am inspired by my own teachers who challenged me and cheered me on.
I love teaching and practicing theatre-making because it teaches not only how to act, direct, and write plays, but it also teaches creative and critical problem-solving, empathy, and discipline.These are the skills that any student, no matter what their major, can apply to anything they do in their lives and in their career.
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: Play Directing
Theatre 492: Advanced Directing
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.
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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.