Department Colloquium: Milbre Burch

Fine Arts Building Room 53
Guest artist Milbre Burch will perform her original monodrama Sometimes I Sing. This play is about domestic violence written and performed in the voice of Minnie Foster Wright, the unseen protagonist in Susan Glaspell’s 1916 masterwork Trifles. It will be published by McFarland Press in a Trifles centennial anthology in 2016.

Milbre Burch is an award-winning performer and recording artist, as well as a monologist and playwright. Bridging the mythic and the personal, Milbre creates original works that bring the power of story into contemporary performances of power and grace.

Having received her PhD in the Department of Theatre at the University of Missouri, she is a scholar of solo performance and storytelling studies. While at the University of Missouri, she created and taught classes in “American Storytelling in the 21st Century” and “Auto/Biographical Performance Writing and the Body.”

Burch has released fifteen audio-recordings, fourteen on her own single-artist spoken word label. Besides her GRAMMY nomination, these have garnered a Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence, the Storytelling World Award as well as its Honors designation, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, a Parents’ Choice Approved Award and two Parents’ Choice Classic Awards, NAPPA Gold Award, NAPPA Honors, and two INDIE Award nominations.Her poems, short stories and retellings of folktales have appeared in magazines and print anthologies since the late eighties. Milbre’s short story “Sop Doll” was included in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection in 2002.
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm