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Mia is a Brooklyn-based director, playwright and puppeteer.  Her plays have been developed by P73, New Georges, Pataphysics, Culture Project, The Civilians, Perishable Theater, and foolsFURY. Mia has directed new work for Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, Women’s Project, New York Theater Workshop, St Anne’s Warehouse, Berkeley Rep, The Civilians, INTAR, The O’Neill, Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb, NYSAF, Lark, Playwrights Realm, Atlantic Theater Company, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Labyrinth, Bushwick Starr, JACK, Culture Project, TerraNOVA, Woodshed Collective, New Dramatists, Rising Phoenix, EST, Partial Comfort, The Amoralists, The Flea, Dixon Place, A.R.T., 2G, IAMA, Lake George Theater Lab, Brown University/A.R.T. Institute, Harvard Playwrights Festival, Hangar Theatre, and Playwrights Rep. She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, Partial Comfort company member and Associate Artist with The Civilians.

Mia is a recipient of the 2016 MacDowell Colony Fellowship, New Georges Audrey Artist Residency, P73 Yale Summer Residency, Pataphysics Silent Writer’s Retreat, SDC Observership, and MTC’s Jonathan Alper Fellowship. She is a 2-time Drama League Fellow and alum of Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, The Civilians R & D Writers Group, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and Women’s Project Directors Lab. She has been nominated for the Ockrent Directing Fellowship and O’Neill National Directors Fellowship, and was a finalist for the Beatrice Terry Drama League Residency. Mia has been a teaching fellow and guest lecturer at Brown, adjunct faculty at New College of California & Assistant Professor at Hunter College. She was the 2016 Playwright in Residence for Rutgers’ MFA Playwriting Program and currently mentors directors for NYU’s Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Mia received her BS in Performance Studies from Northwestern and MFA in Directing from Brown University.

Recent directing:

nothin’s gonna change my world (Waterfront Museum), Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood (JACK), Underland by Alexandra Collier (Terranova/59E59), Frail/Ingilin by Erik Ehn (CSC/Planet Connections), The Droll by Meg Miroshnik (Playwrights Rep), My Last Car by Susan Bernfield (Underground Zero Festival), Carl the Raping Goat Saves Christmas by Lucy Alibar (workshop, Berkeley Rep), Burnt Umber by Erik Ehn (LaMaMa, New York Stage & Film), Rhinoceros (Atlantic Stage 2), Ten Shades of Blue by Laura Marks (Partial Comfort/Wild Project), We Play for the Gods (Women’s Project), Good Goods by Christina Anderson (The O’Neill), The Body Which Is The Town by Casey Llewellyn (Prelude Festival/Writing Is Live/Brown University), Edie and Alexander by Megan Mostyn-Brown (Cino Nights, Rising Phoenix), The Tenant (Woodshed Collective), Exquisite Corpse by Nick Jones, Kim Rosenstock, Jon Kern, Michael Mitnick, Mary Hamilton, Megan Mostyn-Brown (Clubbed Thumb), The Friendship of Her Thighs by Martyna Majok (The Tank),  Love in the Time of Channukah by Joshua Elias Harmon (Ars Nova & Hangar Theater), The Cherry Orchard (Atlantic Stage 2/NYU), References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, Spring Awakening (the musical), Our Town, Clybourne Park & Blood Wedding (Hunter College). She is currently in post-production for her upcoming short film, FULL DISCLOSURE.

WITH THE CIVILIANS: The Way They Live (The New Yorker’s Favorite Cultural Moments of 2015), The End and The Beginning & Let Me Ascertain You (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Be The Death Of Me (Assoc., Irondale), F*ing & Dying, Occupy #S17: One Year Later, Let Us Ascertain You: Death, Occupy Wall Street Cabaret & Pretty Filthy II  (Joe’s Pub).

Full resume available upon request.

 

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