Writing Samples

Anna Miles has been creating feminist theatrical spaces and experiences as an actor, director and playwright professionally since 2013. She holds a BA in Theater and Creative Writing from Northwestern University, where her play It Was the Nightingale: Persephone’s Play was workshopped under the mentorship of Lookingglass Theater’s founding member David Catlin. She went on to earn her master's from Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company MFA Programs in Acting and Directing, where she continued her playwriting studies under Trinity Rep’s resident playwright, Deborah Salem Smith, and where her play Alice’s Sordid Adventures Into What Was Once a Wonderland was selected for a staged reading. Anna’s work has most recently been produced at the Chance Theater in Anaheim, CA: her short plays Thinking of Monkeys and The Highest Shelf debuted as part of the company’s annual Chance-A-Thon festivals in 2017 and 2018, and her play Think of Me, Fred Weasley performed at both the Chance Theater and the Little Victory Theater in Summer of 2018. Her non-fiction and fiction writing has been published in Prompt Magazine, the Ms. Millennial Blog, and Z Publishing's "California's Emerging Writers" series, and her flash play Girls and Boys, When They Sit in Trees and Share Their Toys, is set to be published in the upcoming 2019 issue of the Santa Ana River Review. 


"Behind the High School's Football Field," A YA Short Story
featured in Z Publishing's 2018 "California's Emerging Writers" Anthology

Publicity photo from the 2013 production of

It Was the Nightingale: Persephone's Play

at Northwestern University

Photo by Alaura Hernandez