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Press for Debra Miller
Actress Brings Agatha Christie to Life During Virtual Galena LitFest
January 25, 2021
Sunday, Miller performed in character. Her Christie shared life and career details in a monologue that ended in 1950, the year the author began her autobiography, which was posthumously published in 1977.
“Once I hit upon an acceptable idea, I found myself going along at a great rate,” Miller’s Christie says of her early writing.
Actress Brings Years of Jane Austen Research into Stage Performance
January 20, 2021
Through her business, Historical Women of Letters, Miller researches and writes shows in which she portrays famous women, with the scripts based off the historical figure’s own letters and journals. In addition to Austen, she also portrays Mary Todd Lincoln, Louisa May Alcott, Dolley Madison, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Beatrix Potter and Agatha Christie.
“Doing Jane, of course, is my favorite,” the Chicago resident said. “She’s an amazing woman …”
Jane Austen's Worldwide Fan Club
July 16, 2017
In Chicago, Debra Miller performs her own one-woman show based on the books and letters of Austen.
She still remembers 10 September 2009 - the day she first read Austen's biography and instantly "fell in love". Within a year she had read all her novels and written the stage show she has been performing ever since.
"Her work is so well written - every time I read it I find something new - her concise use of language and its elegance is so beautiful," she said.
Author Jane Austen Portrayed
at Hampshire library
November 9, 2015
Actress Debra Ann Miller wore an 18th century-style bonnet and gown this month as she performed a one-woman play about English author Jane Austen at Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library, 109 South State Street in Hampshire.
Louisa May Alcott Brought to Life at Hampshire library
March 9, 2016
Louisa May Alcott, the author of "Little Women," was portrayed by actress Debra Ann Miller recently at Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library, 109 South State Street in Hampshire.
"The story of her life is even more exciting than her books," said Miller. "She learned that love, health and work help one to endure all things."
What people are saying...
"Debra, you are brilliant. This was absolutely amazing! Thank you for this wonderful performance which I know must have required an immense amount of research. I loved it and learned so much!”