I write and teach about 20th and 21st century dramatic literature (queer drama, post-WWII drama, theatre and the city, historical contexts) at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), where I serve as Assistant Director of the English MA program. I am also affiliate faculty in the Ph.D. Program in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center. My current project, Brotherhood or the New Hell: Race, Religion, and Politics Underground is a cultural history of one of the first professional theatre spaces to mount plays with integrated casts in New York.
Previous works include Drop Dead: Performance in Crisis, 1970s New York (Northwestern University Press, 2016); Playwrights on Television: Conversations with Dramatists (Routledge, 2020); and the full-length play Preparedness (2021). I have published on topics including performance and gentrification, activist theatre traditions, theatre historiography, and interdisciplinary curriculum design in RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, Theatre Journal, Performance Research, The Radical History Review, Theatre Survey, PAJ, and Lateral.
From 2021-2023 I served as the Vice President of Awards for the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). I have taught theatre, performance, writing, and oral communications at Baruch College (CUNY), Stanford University, California State University-Northridge, and (since 2018) at Queens College (CUNY). Previously the Assistant Director for the Summer Writers Lab at Long Island University, Brooklyn, I worked in literary development at Vox3 Films, Young Playwrights, Inc., and Boynton Films.
Contact: hillary [dot] miller [at] qc.cuny.edu