Yusef Miller is a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellow and a Le Comte Du Nouy Prize recipient for excellence in playwriting at The Juilliard School. He is a MFA graduate of UCSD and BA graduate of Morehouse College. Yusef has held residencies at The Playwrights' Inn Project in France and The Fire This Time Short Play Festival in NYC. Patent Leather Scars is Yusef’s short film debut as Screenwriter & Producer. His Short film Ding Dong is produced by and premiered at Ripfest #10, a NY Short Film Festival.
Yusef's play 'TASHA' is a Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Playwrights Conference 2017 and a Finalist for the New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship 2017. Yusef’s 10-min. dark comedy BREAKFAST has been produced three times. Yusef’s full-length allegory THE PROPHECY OF SHEEP was nominated for Williamstown's Arnold Weissberger Award, investigated at Théâtres de Nesle à Paris, The Lark, LCT’s Directors Lab. AARON & TEKLA, Yusef's full-length drama premiered at The Juilliard School's 14th Annual Playwrights Evening. Yusef's full-length drama, BUDDY BAINES was a Semi-Finalist for the Lark Playwrights Week and premiered at The Julliard School First Playwrights Lab. Yusef is driven to create a platform where homophobia, sexism, racism are abolished. To this aim, Yusef is Creator of On Program, On Program (Pilot Episode). As Actor, Yusef is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and LCT Directors Lab. Yusef has performed at Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, Playwrights Horizons, The Classic Stage Company, Arena Stage, Alliance Theatre, LaJolla Playhouse, Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Scotland), The National Arts Festival (South Africa), and many other theatres and festivals.
'TASHA,' inspired by Sophocles' Antigone, is set in a modern republic where White Supremacy and Black Civil Disobedience, each, are at their height. The play centers on Natasha Brown, a fictional Sasha Obama. 'Tasha buries her cousin, defying the edict - 'no one shall bury a law-breaker who dies in the act of committing a crime.' The issuer is President Waters, a Trump-Clinton-like character. Will 'Tasha's death restore order or fuel injustice? Written by Yusef Miller, Directed by Zoey Martinson