A Celebration of Arthur Miller
St. Francis College hosted a three day celebration of American playwright Arthur Miller with performances, drama critics, playwrights, experts, and fans during The Arthur Miler Centennial, from October 16 through October 18.
Highlighting the conference was the world premiere staged reading of a Syrian/Muslim version of A View From the Bridge, directed by Brooke Ciardelli (founding artistic director of Northern Stage).
Other performances include Broadway and TV actress Joan Copeland, Arthur Miller's sister, a staged reading of All My Sons by "On the Verge": The Readers Theatre Company at Ithaca College, and a reading of The Price by St. Francis College Communication Arts Professor Timothy Dugan and alumna Christine Bulger.
The centennial also featured a series of panel discussions by playwrights, actors, and drama critics, including award winning director Emily Mann (McCarter Theatre Center).
Arthur Miller scholars also talked about the playwright, including Christopher Bigsby, Enoch Brater, Brenda Murphy, Sue Abbotson. Matthew Roudane, and Jackson Breyer.
Arthur Miller lived in Brooklyn Heights for a time and conference chair, Stephen Marino, the editor of the Arthur Miller Journal, conducted a walking tour of the Brooklyn Heights' residences where Miller lived in the 1940s and 50s.
There was also a photo exhibit of work by renowned photo journalist, and Arthur Miller's wife, Inge Morath.