Muse Project at the Flea in Tribeca: “Blue Beard Gas Light,” a work in progress, featuring me and Noel Allain, co-written by me and Katie Pearl, who is also directing. The Muse Project’s festival of mini-projects lasts all week; my showings are 10/16 at 3 and 10/17 at 7. Link for tix here; Discount code KYRA10. See you at the Flea! (puppets below — made by Kyra)
April 2017 -- Kyra is playing Rebecca in Rags at Theaterworks Silicon Valley. Nominated for best actress in a musical by the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. (Click here for a fun interview I did with Syche Phillips about being a working actress and mother.)
"Miller is an awe-inspiring amalgam of clear-eyed determination and maternal ferocity, and her sung performance is every bit as lush as predecessor Stratas, or Julia Migenes from the recording." -SFExaminer
"...moments of startling lyricism. In her rendition of “Blame It on the Summer Night,” the musical’s sultriest and most melodic tune, Miller writes a whole language out of different ways to fade out of a phrase. At its culmination, her clarion voice blends bewitchingly with the sound from the 10-person orchestra; it’s as if, to convey her confusing new feelings for Saul, her larynx cannot be limited by the human voice alone." -SFGate
May: graduated with a certificate to teach the Alexander Technique. AmSAT certification, 1600 hours. Balance Arts Center, NYC.
New show! BLESS THE TELEPHONE, Sunday(s) November 23 & 30, at The Metropolitan Room. 9:30 pm. Tickets available here.
This will be the last time for a while for this only-slightly-varnished, autobiographical tale about overgrown ambition, dark fairy tales and Slavic aestheticians, to the tune of the most moving songs ever written. With the wonderful Matt Ray on piano, and special guest Laura Brenneman on vocals.
Critics’ Pick, NYMag, 1/21/14 (right between Neutral Milk Hotel and Carol Channing!):
Joe’s Pub debut, CHOSEN, Tuesday January 21st, 7:30 pm. Tickets on sale now— $15 in advance, $20 at the door. “A classic New York story about blind ambition, fairy tales, Rabbis, baseball, and electrolysis.”
— Prelude Festival, October 3rd, 2013. CUNY Graduate Center. The Woodshed Collective, “The Office Project.”
– Solo show at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W.22nd St., Tuesday, July 16th, 7 pm.
– Currently: contributing writer to in-development, as-yet-untitled Woodshed Collective piece, coming March 2014.
– April: Performed in the “Hell on Wheels” segment of the first AMC upfronts.
— March 2012: Big Easy Award for best actress in a musical (Aldonza, “The Man of La Mancha,” New Orleans).
— November, 2011 — 5-week guest contract, Tulane University. (Chekhov intensive)
— Academic year 2010-11: Tulane University, Visiting Assistant Professor (taught acting, voice and movement, with a focus on scene work in the four major Chekhov plays.)