Patricia Miller has worn many hats in the world of professional theatre as an actor, producer and administrator. Ms. Miller was raised in Vidalia, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Theatre and has a Masters in Arts Administration from New York University.
As an actor (member of Actors Equity Association since 1974), she has worked in New York City, toured the country and Canada, and appeared in regional theatres. Among her acting credits are: VANITIES (Off-Broadway), the National Tour of CRIMES OF THE HEART, and DRIVING MISS DAISY (Savannah Rep). Ms. Miller studied with Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof and Stella Adler, the legendary New York teaches of acting and script analysis.
Her writing credits include THE PEOPLE VS. MONA, written with husband, Jim Wann, which enjoyed a sold-out engagement Off-Broadway in 2007. A cast recording was released by Jay Records of London in 2009. Ms. Miller and Mr. Wann also created JIM’S GARAGE, which had its premiere at the Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina.
Ms. Miller produced KING MACKEREL & THE BLUES ARE RUNNING (Don Dixon, Bland Simpson & Jim Wann) in New York at the Westbank Downstairs Theatre, was Executive Producer for KING MACKEREL at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and served as Associate Director for the PBS film of the show. She also produced, in association with The Friends of Tybee Theater, special benefit performances of KING MACKEREL & THE BLUES ARE RUNNING with the original New York cast outside at the Tybee Lighthouse. This benefit raised money to help save the old Post Theatre on Fort Screven, Tybee Island. Since 2016 she has been on the Board of the newly restored Tybee Post Theater.
As a theatre administrator, Ms. Miller was Managing Director for the Westbank Downstairs Theater (now the Laurie Beechman Theatre) in New York’s Theatre Row District, and Managing Director for INTAR Hispanic American Arts Center, New York City’s oldest Hispanic Theatre and art gallery.
Ms. Miller served as a panelist for the Decentralization Program for Columbia County Council on the Arts in New York State for three years, chairing the panel for two years. She also served as a panelist for the Georgia Council for the Arts for three years and was a board member of Tybee’s Better Hometown program, a downtown revitalization effort.
In 2000, Patricia and Jim acquired their first Havanese, Miss Doodle who was followed by Zazou, Mr. Topper & Miss Grace. All were happily bossed around by Ziggy Wiggy Wann, our wonderful tuxedo cat. Zazou became a Certified Therapy Dog with Therapy Dog International. Zazou & Patricia went to nursing homes & a battered women’s safe house where Zazou worked her magic and made many friends. Mr. Topper became a show dog & was shown by Patricia as Owner Handler. He had quite a career in the ring and became a Champion and then a Grand Champion. Mr. Topper was Havanese Winners Dog at Westminster in 2013. Jim worked as Mr. Topper’s roadie.