August 29, 2005
TE honors Miller with playwriting award
Theater Emory (TE) has honored its former longtime director, Pat Miller, by establishing the Pat Miller Playmaker Award, to be given annually to “an inspiring and innovative playwright, dramaturg, director or administrator who has worked in playwriting labs and helped create great new work.”
Inaugural recipients of the award, which carries a grant of $2,000, include Michael Dixon, literary manager of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and Atlanta-based Out of Hand Theater Inc., an up-and-coming local company composed significant of recent Emory theater alumni.
Vinnie Murphy, TE artistic producing director, said the award’s creation was a small tribute to the person who managed the company for so long. “We are all aware of the enormous amount of talent and inspiration that Pat brought. She has bravely inspired and taught in a program for students, professionals and theater lovers that is unparalled in the community.”
Miller, lecturer in theater studies, served as TE managing director from 1986 until she stepped down last year to focus on her teaching and research.
Women faculty invited to reception, Sept. 6
On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Center for Women will hold its annual reception for new women faculty in the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (formerly Special Collections) on the 10th floor of Woodruff Library.
The event offers the opportunity for women faculty to honor their colleagues and show appreciation for women in academia. For more information, call Lauren Flook at