I am driven to create platforms where homophobia and racism are abolished and where marginalized people are empowered.
YUSEF MILLER hails from Houston, Texas.
Yusef is a series creator with his pilot accepted into 2020-2021 @BenTheWritersRoom, a virtual TV pilot workshop for emerging screenwriters of color. His psychological thriller 'Cheatom and Black Dude' examines trauma in the body during a Black man's diligent rise toward stardom.
His training includes an M.F.A in Theatre and Dance from The University of California, San Diego, a B.A. in English from Morehouse College, a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellow and a Le Comte Du Nouy Prize recipient for excellence in playwriting at The Juilliard School.
Yusef was a finalist for the New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Playwright Fellowship and Artist Mentoring Lab Fellowship for Lincoln Center Education.
Yusef is a union member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, as well as a member of Lincoln Center Theater's Directors Lab and Tectonic Moment Work Institute. Yusef has performed at LCT, The Classic Stage Company, Joe's Pub, Playwrights Horizons, NY Live Arts, Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse and more, including abroad in South Africa, Scotland, and France.
Yusef's short film, "Ding Dong" premiered in NY short film festival, Ripfest #10. Yusef's short film, "Patent Leather Scars" is also his debut as Producer.
Yusef's full-length protest play "'Tasha" was produced at Montclair State University, was a Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist, has received a workshop at Hi-Arts, Critical Breaks Series and readings at The Juilliard School, The Bechdel Group, and New American Plays Living Room Series.
Yusef’s full-length allegory "The Prophecy of Sheep" was a Williamstown Festival Arnold Weissberger Nominee and workshopped at Théâtres de Nesle à Paris, The Lark Play Development Center, LCT’s Directors Lab, The Ford Foundation and The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Future Classics Reading, and was Reverie Production’s Next Generation Playwriting Contest Semi-Finalist.
Yusef's full length drama, "Buddy Baines" was a Semi-Finalist for The Lark's Playwrights Week and received a reading at The Juilliard School.
Yusef's full length drama, "Frankie's Boa" was Rising Circle Theater Collective's INKtank Writers Lab, Finalist.
Yusef’s short dark comedy "Breakfast" was produced in The Fire This Time Festival.
Yusef's full length satire "It Takes A Village" received a reading at The Juilliard School and Ripley-Grier Studios.
Yusef's full length drama, "Aaron & Tekla" received readings at The Juilliard School and The Dramatists Guild.
College
Morehouse College
English
College
University of California, San Diego
Theatre & Dance
College
The Juilliard School
Playwriting
High School
Booker T. Washington
Birth Date
December 23
Birth City
Houston, Texas
Current City
New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta
Hometown
Wherever I am
Height
5'8"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
African-American
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Married To
-
Children
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Wherever you are, you are what is missing.
"Finally," she says. "I trust you now. I trust you with the bird that is not in your hands because you have truly caught it. Look. How lovely it is, this thing we have done-------together."
(Toni Morrison, The Nobel Lecture in Literature)
I am driven to create platforms where homophobia and racism are abolished and where marginalized people are empowered.