AWARDS & REVIEWS - LIST


 

WAITING FOR OPRAH AUDITION MONOLOGUES FOR YOUNG WOMEN including "Mia's Monologue" Edited by: Gerald Lee Ratliff Published by: Meriwether Publishing Ltd. "Don't wait to see Oprah!" Islander, St. Simons Island, GA "SMASH HIT!" Darien News, Darien, GA #1 Critics Choice Terry Morris, Dayton Daily News, Dayton, OH AUDIENCE FAVORITE Dayton FutureFest Competition, Dayton, OH "Delight from start to finish...brilliant dialogue." Dayton, OH "The subtleties provided the audience with character identification, sympathy and convincing pathos, resulting in a great theatrical experience." Dayton, OH. - FACT Theatre, Fairfield, IA - Theatre Decatur Main Stage Production - Decatur, GA - Art Downtown/Gallery 209, Brunswick, GA - 16th Annual Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, Dayton, OH - Finalist - Working Title Playwrights Summer Reading Festival, Push Push Theatre, Atlanta, GA - McIntosh County Library Fund Raiser, Workshop Production, McIntosh County, GA - First Draft Reading Series, Working Title Playwrights, Neighborhood Playhouse, Decatur, GA  
NEXT "A Must See Comedy" Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick, GA "It saved my life." Doris Shaheen Breast Health Center, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA "Marvelous!" Doris Shaheen Breast Health Center, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA "It touched my heart." Breast Cancer Survivors, Brave New Works, Theatre Emory, Emory University, Atlanta, GA - Excela Health & Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh, PA - Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick, GA - PINK IN THE PARK, Brunswick, GA - Doris Shaheen Breast Center, Cancer Awareness Month, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA - Samuel French Off-Broadway New Play Festival, New York City, NY - Love Creek Productions One Act Festival, New York City, NY - Winner - Brave New Works, Reading Series, Theatre Emory University, Atlanta, GA - Southeastern Playwrights Project, New Play Development, Emory University, Atlanta, GA - BareBones Theater Group Play Festival, Charlotte, NC - Finalist  
PATTERSON'S "Delightfully funny" Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur, GA - Autumn Players, Asheville Community Theatre, Asheville, NC - Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur, GA - Southeastern Playwrights Project, New Play Development, Emory University, Atlanta, GA  
VIRGIN TEARS ON WYOMING AVENUE "BRILLIANT" Island Sun Newspaper, Ft. Myers, FL "Engaging story ... cleverly written dialogue ... spiraling dramatic subtexts" News-Press, Ft. Myers, FL "...breathtaking ... worth seeing for a variety of reasons ... thought provoking scenes ... various approaches to faith that will instigate post-play discussions." Naples Daily News, Naples, FL - World Premiere - Theatre Conspiracy, Ft. Myers, FL - New Plays in Process, Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA - Theatre Conspiracy, Ft. Myers, FL - Finalist - Women Playwrights' Initiative Orlando, FL - Runner-Up - Women At The Door Theatre Competition Chicago, IL - Finalist - Southeast Playwrights Project Lab, Emory University Atlanta, GA - Percolating Play Reading Series, Theatre in the Square Marietta, GA - "A true classic-in-the-making" Marietta Daily Journal Marietta, GA  
(A MATTER OF) GRACE "OUTSTANDING SCRIPT" - Gretchen Smith/Jane Chambers Award Administrator - CONFETTI THEATRE, Main stage Production, Albany, NY - ORANGE CURTAIN THEATRE, San Juan Capistrano, CA - RAVEN THEATRE Workshop Series, Chicago, IL - Chicago Dramatists, Saturday Reading Series, Chicago, IL, - Essential Theatre's Festival of New American Theatre, Atlanta, GA - Finalist - Jane Chambers Playwriting Award - Honorable Mention - Women At The Door Theatre Competition Chicago, IL - Finalist - Southeast Playwrights Project, New Play Development Emory University, Atlanta, GA. - National Repertory Theatre Foundation - National Play Award  
LIGHT BURGERS WALTZING THROUGH THE GARDEN WITH JOE LISA IS LOVING LIGHT BURGERS - "I identified with the role...I wanted to do comedy...I always wanted to play a Southern Belle." Lisa Peluso Soap Opera Weekly "The biggest event at the Ritz Theatre since 1955" The Harbor Sound, Brunswick, GA "Delightful new play by the prolific Ms. Miller" Jekyll's Golden Islander Jekyll Island, GA - Art Downtown/Gallery 209, Brunswick, GA - Georgia Theatre Conference 31st Annual Convention, August, GA - Best Actor & Best Supporting Actress Awards Georgia Theatre Conference, August, GA - Island Players Production, St. Simons Island, GA - Southern Premiere Ritz Theatre, Brunswick, GA - Playwrights' Theater of Denton: New Play Competition Denton, TX - Finalist - World Premiere Off-Off Broadway Carousel Theatre Company, New York, NY  
I WITNESS DRAMA'S AUTHOR WINS FUTUREFEST AWARD Dayton Daily News, Dayton, OH "The highlight of the festival" Deborah Frockt, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY OAKLAND ENSEMBLE SERVES UP A FINE KITCHEN DRAMA Tri-Valley Herald, Oakland, CA. "an affecting, microcosmic view of urban hope at end point." The Bay Gardian, San Francisco, CA "Playwright Mary Miller's portrayal of an African American family torn between righteousness and reaching for a dream is an eerie and moving slice of urban life." Tyler Davidson Oakland Tribune Oakland, CA "Oakland Ensemble Theater's I WITNESS shows what happens when extraordinary things happen to ordinary people." T. H. Tompkins Oakland Tribune Oakland, CA - World Premiere Alice Arts Center, Oakland, GA - Ohio Premiere Dayton Playhouse, Dayton, OH - Dayton Playhouse Future Fest Competition, Dayton, OH - Winner  
A CHRISTMAS HOUSE DREAMS FULFILLED - "Funny and Poignant" The Islander, St. Simons Island, GA BEST BETS - Coastal Illustrated, St. Simons Island, GA - Art Downtown/Gallery 209 Brunswick, GA - Waterloo Playhouse, Main Stage Production, Waterloo, IA - "An Evening of One Acts" The Island Players, St. Simons Island, GA - Adapted original play "A Christmas House" into the novel "A Christmas House" - South Carolina's Playwrights' Conference Beaufort, SC - Director's Lab, Workshop Reading, New York, NY - "Our readers were impressed with your writing and feel that you have a talent worth developing." National Playwrights Conference Eugene O'Neill Theater Center  
MULBERRY LANE ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Autumn Players, Asheville Community Theatre, Ashville, NC - "An Evening of One Acts" The Island Players, St. Simons Island, GA - "Mary Miller Medley" Autumn Players - Senior Theatre, Asheville Community Theatre, Asheville, NC - Eileen Heckart Senior Drama Archives/Lawrence & Lee Theatre Institute - Ohio State University, OH - Senior Barn Players Repertory Theatre (1235 Mulberry Lane) toured Kansas City, MO - Five Flags Theatre, Dubuque, IA (1235 Mulberry Lane) Production - National Playwriting Competition One-Act Play Contest Dubuque, IA - Winner  
TAKE PROPER CARE "The story line was wonderful" ... "very touching" ... " a heartwarming believable love story of a child and a caretaker" ... "it rings true" ... "so timely in these times of facing old problems of race" Five Flags Theatre Dubuque, IA - Peninsula High School One Act Competition, Gig Harbor, WA - National One-Act Playwriting Competition Little Theatre of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA - George Kernodle Playwriting Competition University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR - National One-Act Play Contest Dubuque, IA  
FERRIS WHEEL OVER 1000 PERFORMANCES, PRODUCED IN 38 STATES, 9 COUNTRIES & TRANSLATED INTO 3 LANGUAGES Published by Random House/Vintage Books in the collection TAKE TEN: NEW 10 Minute Plays - "Extraordinary" TAKE TEN Eric Lane & Nina Shengold Editors - "A major success" Los Angeles, CA - "Delightful play" Houston, TX - "Great audience response" Plainview, TX - "Our audience loved it" Fort Plain, NY - "I wish to translate into French Mary Miller's play Ferris Wheel" La Compagnie du HIC! Provence, France - "A great play" Rhinelander, WI - "...wonderful play" Clinton, MI - "Fantastic" Milligan College, TN - "A fun and interesting play" Cambridge, MA - "A quiet, short, understated piece, its humor and pathos arising directly out of character and situation - not out of wisecrack or historical contrivance. The sort of truth and gradual revelation you might expect from Alan Bennett, though this is by an American author. Excellent." Saltburn Drama Festival North Yorkshire, England - "a real crowd pleaser" Hatton, ND - "...students had a great time and people loved the show..." Lacey, WA - "Wonderful!!" Ridgefield, CT - National One-Act Play Contest Dubuque, IA - National Humana Festival of New Plays Actors Theatre of Louisville Finalist Louisville, KY  
AT 3:00 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING - Samuel French Off Broadway One Act Competition, New York, NY - Brief Acts Company, Love Creek Productions, New York, NY - George Kernodle Playwriting Competition University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR