Los Angeles

Sean Miller, Hiraeth

American, b. 1980, playing from Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sean Miller was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where he spent as much of his youth as he could wrangle in the theater as an actor and writer. By the time he left town at 21 he’d acted for – and had his plays produced by many of the Portland-area theaters.

After leaving Portland, Sean landed at the prestigious Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, where he spent a formative year studying and performing. After his stint at S&Co., he enrolled at Columbia College Chicago where he was awarded multiple scholarships to study film, theater, music, and received a degree in playwriting. Throughout this time, his plays continued to be produced at theaters both in Portland as well as Chicago-area theaters.

After his time in Chicago, Sean moved to Los Angeles, where he hunkered down to take on “the industry.” Since his arrival, he has acted in a number of prominent national commercials, alongside smaller roles in film & television. He’s trained and performed with LA-area improv troops such as Complex Comedy and UCB. He was chosen to participate in the highly-selective Warner Brothers Writers Workshop and is repped as a writer by the formidable Madhouse Entertainment. As a singer/songwriter and musician, Sean’s bands have played some of the Los Angeles’ larger independent venues, toured both regionally & nationally, played major corporate events, released albums under label representation and been courted by major music publishers. His music has received radio and internet airplay and has been licensed for commercial and theatrical use. He is currently repped by as a songwriter/composer by Evolution Music Partners.

Thoughts on the Telephone process

It was helpful to have a deadline and a very specific source of inspiration. It reminded me of working on 24 hour play festivals. Though I would love to spend more time tweaking my piece, I’m happy enough with the results. And it’s certainly more than I likely would have accomplished had I not signed on.

Painting by Derrick Breidenthal
Kansas City