Teaching & Leadership

David has taught students from age 3 through retirees. He has led theatres and theatre education programs of various sizes. The following are select credits from Teaching & Leadership. For a complete CV with an emphasis on his teaching all ages: David A. Miller (CV, Teaching)

EDUCATION

MFA in Directing, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ  (Directing: Amy Saltz, Hal Scott, Acting: William Esper, Deborah Hedwall, Michael Chekhov: Lenard Petit)

BA in Theatre Arts,Acting & Directing, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Playwriting, Julie McKee at HB Studio, NYC, NY

Speaking Shakespeare for Directors Patsy Rodenburg at Michael Howard Studios, NYC, NY

ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, 2012 to Present
Teaching all levels of acting, directing and playwriting
Director of productions (Twelve Angry Jurors, The Underpants, Macbeth, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom)
Mentor to student actors, playwrights and directors

Program Director of Theater,  Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, 2011-2012
Fundamentals of Acting, Introduction to Theatre courses, advising students
Director of mainstage productions (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Arsenic & Old Lace) and advisor to the Players, the student theater company

Assistant Adjunct, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, 2008-2011
Introduction to Acting
Intermediate Acting
Theatre Appreciation
Script Analysis for Designers
Public Speaking

Associate Adjunct, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY, 2010-2012
Acting I
Introduction to Theatre
Oral Interpretation
Voice and Articulation
Effective Public Speaking

Adjunct, The City College of New York, Graduate Program in Educational Theatre, 2011
Dramatic Literature for High School Students

Associate Adjunct, Speech Communication, Queensborough Community College, New York, NY, 2009

Adjunct Lecturer, Fundamentals of Speech, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC, NY, 2009

Guest Lecturer, Teaching Artistry, Purchase College, Purchase, NY, 2008

Guest Lecturer, Drama in Special Education, New York University,New York, NY, 2007, 2008

Guest Lecturer, Managing a Career in Theatre, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, 2007

Director, Showcase Scenes for Graduates, William Esper Studios, NYC, NY, 2005

Guest Lecturer, Drama in Education, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, 1998, 1999

Teaching Assistant, Theatre History, Rutgers University,New Brunswick, NJ, 2002-03
Teaching Assistant, Acting I & II, Western Washington University,Bellingham, WA, 1993-1995

LEADERSHIP

Artistic Director, The Artful Conspirators, New York, NY, 2007-2014
Founder of theater collective dedicated to including the audience in the theatre-making process.  Innovative new works include 30 ideas, 3 of them good, in which the audience voted on the 3 best and 1 worst theatrical idea.  The winner, Leaving IKEA, became a full production in 2012. For more about The Artful Conspirators.

Director of Education, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York, NY, 2006-2008
Lead the $1.1 million program, 6 full time staff and roster of 40 professional teaching artists to provide New York City schools with highest quality theater education across all areas of the core curriculum
Collaborated with Roundabout staff to ensure that subscribers, students and teachers are engaged in the work
As Education Program Manager 2006-07 upgraded communication systems and operating protocols

Artistic Director, CityKids Repertory Company, New York, NY, 2005-2006
Revived an ailing company through management of Musical Director, Coordinator & young performers
Helmed the creation of original dramatic pieces, dances & songs and collaborated with guest artists
Cast, rehearsed and executed performances in NYC, PA, CT at Tribeca Film Festival, Grand Central Station, Arthur Ashe Kids Day at US Open, Soho Playhouse and other high profile venues

Associate Artistic Director & Education Associate, Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken, NJ, 2002-2006
Collaborated with Hoboken Historical Museum to create theater workshops for the public and local schools
Devised education materials and facilitated for MST’s Othello
Created running order, coordinated artist communication & sound design for “7th Inning Stretch”
Maintained company website and devised marketing strategies & outreach for the company

Director of Education Outreach, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1996-2000
Developed & taught workshop and residencies to Pre-K to 12th,  college level,  teachers, and docents
Mentored a staff of 30 Teaching Artists and program Coordinator, collaborated with more staff of 30+
Accomplishments: Reached 18,000 students at 400 sites—public and private schools, art museums,  universities, theatres, community centers—in 75 cities, quadrupling in size and scope in a five-year span

TEACHING EXPERIENCE WITH AGES 4 to 18

Teaching Artist, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY 2009 to Present
Theatre Mash Up for ages 12-16,
Acting and Theatre-making Classes for ages 5-10,
Acting and Playwriting Classes for Teens

Teaching Artist, Arts Horizons, Englewood, NJ, 2004-2006
Macbeth: Putting History Into a Frame Residency, IS 77, Queens, NYC
Romeo & Juliet Residency: Shakespeare & Modernization, IS 129, Bronx, NYC
Original Play Residency at PS 2, Bronx, NY 15-session playwriting residency
Hamlet Residency at White Plains High School, White Plains, NY
Midsummer Night’s Dream/Elizabethan England: Putting History into a Frame, PS 46, Bronx, NY

Teaching Artist, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1996-2003
Drama School
Specialty Classes for grades 7-12: Improvisation, Shakespeare, Dialects, Play Development
Acting for grades 3-12: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Levels
Creative Drama for grades PreK-2: Exploring Shakespeare Treasure Trunk Theatre, Dramatic Imagination
Education & Outreach
Individual Workshops: Creative Drama, acting, Shakespeare, mask work, mainstage production
Visual arts based: Ancient Egypt, Leonardo da Vinci, Marc Chagall, Kurdistan
Residencies: Words of MLK, Jr., Shakespeare, Playwriting, History of Theatre
Educator training: Pacific Lutheran University courses, Monroe and Seattle School Districts
Docent training: Bellevue Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum

Teaching Artist, Wingspan Arts, New York, NY, 2004-2005
PS 192 After-School Drama Club, 4th & 5th grade students, 2004-05
Millennium High School After-School Drama Club, Guest Teacher, 2004

Teaching Artist, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 2003
The Divas and Gentle Men Project Residency at Paul Robeson Middle School.  Spoken word performance on the topic of what is means to be a young man.

Teaching Artist, McCarter Theater, Princeton, NJ, 2003
Acting Sampler Class, grades 4 through 9

Teaching Artist, Algonquin Arts, Manasquan, NJ, 2003
Midsummer Night’s Dream Workshop, 7th graders, Matawan, NJ
Improvisation Workshop, At-risk teens, Asbury Park, NJ
Acting Workshop, assisted living tenants, East Brunswick, NJ

Teaching Artist, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1998-2000
Bringing Theatre into the Classroom professional development workshop series developed with SRT Education Director Andrea Allen designed to teach classroom teachers how to better use theatre and drama in their classroom curriculum, teachers of grades 4th to 12th

Teaching Artist, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1995-96
Intermediate Level Acting Class, Theatre Training Program, 5th to 9th graders
Advanced Acting Class (co-taught), 5th to 9th graders

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