Miller Murray Susen is a freelance writer, director, editor, theater educator, and proud Charlottesville native. She was education director at Live Arts for a cumulative five years, has been a teaching artist, director, and performer there for over a decade, and founded the Teenish Theater Workshop program in 2015, which she continues to facilitate. Additionally, she has taught drama and directed plays, including her own adaptations, at local institutions such as Four County Players, Village School, The Bridge PAI, Venable Elementary, and more. Her writing has appeared locally in the C-Ville Weekly, among other publications, and she has served as editor for work ranging from young adult novels, to college and grad school essays, to new plays, to Jambalaya, the Village School literary journal. She is the current co-president of the TheatreCHS Boosters club in support of the wonderful theater program at Charlottesville High School, where she has a dramatic rising junior. In her free time she likes to hang out with her husband and two teens, run, read, cook, and play guitar and sing in a Lady Band at The Front Porch.