the 1995 OBIE Award for Playwriting and The Susan Smith Blackburn
Prize for Best Play written by a Woman in the English language.
metaphor of resilience... done with a self-aware humor and a literary
acuteness that make her hour on the stage an enlarging experience."
NEW YORK TIMES
self-effacing humor and gut wrenching honesty, she weaves a tale
of personal loss and takes us on a spiritual journey that ends in
redemption and rebirth. The laughter is as spontaneous as the flicker
of recognition that passes through the audience. She's suddenly
Everywoman, standing there for all of us-our mothers, our sisters,
our daughters, ourselves."
script and her performance shine with the polished gleam of authenticity
elegant writer with a keen eye for description, she paints her experiences
vividly in her wry, witty, warm and ultimately revealing script."
THE WASHINGTON POST
observations are always astute, usually wry and invite at least
an inner smile of recognition. Some are laugh-out-loud funny."
THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER
writer of endearing wit and a performer of considerable charm. Miller
allows us to share her pain, by proudly assuring us that she still
feels beautiful and sexy and powerful. She mutes our private fears."
COURRIER JOURNAL of Louisville, Kentucky
of the most moving and certainly most personal works at the Humana
festival...Proof that the human body and heart can and does repair
her rueful, comical solo, Obie-winner Susan Miller achieves what
all engrossing autobiography aims at: revealing the human condition
poetically by using the self as exhibit A."
achieves the thing that many other solo performers sweat and sweat
and never achieve. She makes us wish we could be her best friend.
We don't want to leave the theater."
echoes the intimate, conversational style of girlfriends chatting
over latte. She makes everyone she ever cared for look good. It's
a privilege to spend a little time with her."
Supporting Role for Gay Artists?
from JEWISH Exponent
"Ellen" is out and about, while writer Paul Rudnick's
"In & Out" is over the top at the box office. Welcome
to the "gay '90s." More and more movies, TV shows and
plays seem to be exploring the gay lifestyle these days. And more
and more, it seems gay performers are less scared of opening their
closets, looking for light and love in all the performing places.
With so many Jews involved in the creative arts as writers, producers
and performers, it is no surprise that they cut a high profile among
those attempting to be gay and carefree about their careers. . What
role has Judaism played in their lives?
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