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Beth Frances Milles

Associate Professor

Schwartz Ctr-Performing Arts, Room 427
bfm6@cornell.edu
607-254-2752

Educational Background

  • Graduate of the ART Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.
  • Graduate of Cornell University

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Overview

Beth Milles is an Associate Professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. Recent directing work includes DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE (Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Trinity Rep) and LAZARUS DISPOSED (Perishable Theatre). Other work includes writer/director Tim Robbins and Adam Simon's CARNAGE for The Actor's Gang in Los Angeles. Other recent work includes a new adaptation of Moliere’s THE BOURGEOIS GENTLEMAN with her students at Cornell University in collaboration with composer Lewis Flinn, and Carson Kreitzer’s FLESH AND THE DESERT for the Summer Play Festival in New York City. Other work includes the world premiere of NERO: ANOTHER GOLDEN ROME at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco developed in collaboration with playwright Steven Sater and composer Duncan Sheik She directed the West Coast premiere of Carson Kreitzer’s SELF DEFENSE at The Actor’s Gang Theatre in Los Angeles (3 LA Weekly Awards), Julia Sweeney's "GOD SAID HA” on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, A CERTAIN LABOR DAY, written by and starring Carroll O' Connor at The Union Square Theatre in San Francisco. Beth adapted and directed THE IMAGINARY INVALID at the Actors Gang Theater in LA which toured at The Rushmore Festival (4 LA Ovation Awards including Best Adaptation).

Departments/Programs

  • Performing and Media Arts

Graduate Fields

  • Theatre Arts

Research

Experimental performance. Improvisational Theatre. Street performance.

Adaptation of theatre from alternate source material. Writing for performance.

Interaction with audience.

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