Winter Miller is an award-winning playwright and founding member of the Obie-recognized collective 13 Playwrights. She is best known for her drama IN DARFUR which premiered at The Public Theater, followed by a standing room only performance at their 1800-seat Delacorte Theater in Central Park, a first for a play by a woman. IN DARFUR won the 2006 “Two-Headed Challenge” commission from the Guthrie and the Playwrights Center. Winter traveled with her former boss, New York Times Pulitzer-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof to the Sudan border to research on the ground. In Darfur has been produced in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Florida, Massachusetts and Canada. Other Plays Include: NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN, LOOK AT US, SPARE RIB (An Unruly History of Abortion), THE PENETRATION PLAY, THE ARRIVAL, SEED: a vaudevillian cabaret, the musical AMANDINE.
Fellowships and residencies include: Sundance, Hedgebrook, Civilians R&D, Core Writer in residence with the Playwrights Center, Blue Mountain Center, Voice&Vision, and the Cherry Lane Mentor Project. Commissions include: New Black Fest, Joe’s Pub, CenterStage America, The Gun Control Action Project, Keen Company, Theatre Askew and Voices of Uganda. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and graduated cum laude from Smith College.