MEET THE ARTIST
YUSEF MILLER is from Houston but resides near the Bronx river. Yusef has an MFA in Theatre and Dance from The University of California, San Diego. He has a B.A. in English from Morehouse College. He has a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellowship and a Le Comte Du Nouy Prize in Playwriting Excellence at The Juilliard School.
As Playwright, Yusef is a 2020 Dramatist Guild Foundation Grant recipient. Yusef was a finalist for the New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship. He was a finalist for the Lincoln Center Artist Mentoring Lab Fellowship. Yusef’s tragedy ‘TASHA was a semi-finalist at the Eugene O’Neill National Conference. Watch ‘TASHA, workshopped at Hi-Arts, a home for Hip-Hop Art and Urban Culture. Yusef’s allegory ‘THE PROPHECY OF SHEEP’ was a Williamstown Festival, Weissberger Nominee. It was performed in Paris/France at Théâtres de Nesle. It was workshopped at The Lark Play Development Center, Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab, and The Classical Theatre of Harlem.
As Screenwriter, watch ‘DING DONG’ Yusef’s short film which premiered at Ripfest #10 Short Film Festival, NYC.
As Actor, Yusef is an AEA and SAG-AFTRA unions member. He is a member of Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors Lab and Tectonic Moment Work Institute. Yusef performs throughout the world – USA, Africa, Europe. France. Watch ‘AMBITION’S DEBT’, Yusef’s Feature Film debut.
As Producer and Writer, watch ‘PATENT LEATHER SCARS’, Yusef’s short film.
Yusef is driven to create a platform where homophobia and racism are abolished. He is Filmmaker, Producer, and Creator of ON PROGRAM, a short-film collaboration between writers and musicians from diverse communities. Collaborations reflect uplifting perspectives of people, places, and events long-depicted poorly. Watch pilot episode.