Emma Halpern is the former Co-Artistic Director of New York City Children’s Theater (NYCCT), where for the last ten years, she served as a producer and dramaturg on over 20 off-Broadway productions, including 17 world premieres. She also managed NYCCT’s 2014 name change and re-branding project, and oversaw the company’s new works initiatives. As an arts journalist, Halpern has contributed regularly to American Theatre magazine, the leading publication for the American nonprofit theatre, where she has published over 30 articles and interviewed over 75 theatre professionals. She holds a B.A. in English from Rutgers University and a M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from Brooklyn College, where she has taught as an adjunct lecturer in the M.F.A Performing Arts Management Program.
Tracy Liz Miller
Director of Education
Tracy Liz Miller comes to SSC with extensive experience as an actor, producer, director, and educator. She is the Co-Founder of Pawling Theatre Exchange and Co-Founding Producing Artistic Director of The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre. She serves on the theatre faculty of Western Connecticut State University, and is the former Director of Theatre Arts at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona. She has received the KCACTF/ATHE Innovative Teaching Award, a Professional Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and an Emerging Director Scholarship from the Celebration Barn in Maine. She holds a B.F.A. in Music Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University and a M.F.A. in Acting from Alabama Shakespeare Festival/University of Alabama. www.tracylizmiller.com
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