Miranda Middleton is a director, writer, and choreographer with a Master of Fine Arts (Directing) from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). She is particularly interested in the intersection of text, music, and movement on stage, and aims to create theatrical events which spark connection within the audience.
In 2022, Miranda is the Resident Writer at Theatre Works, and will assistant direct Simon Phillips on COME RAIN OR COME SHINE at Melbourne Theatre Company. Her most recent directing credits include the remounted production of Ally Morgan’s critically-acclaimed cabaret NOT TODAY at Theatre Works, Olivia McLeod’s one-woman show PASH for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and the site-specific verbatim piece SOWING SEEDS at Gasworks Arts Park.
In 2021, Miranda directed and choreographed the Australian premiere production of VOLDEMORT AND THE TEENAGE HOGWARTS: A MUSICAL PARODY for Salty Theatre, and directed Ally Morgan’s critically-acclaimed cabaret NOT TODAY, presented by Rogue Projects. She also completed a Directing Internship with Michael Cassel Group on their production of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD.
In 2020, Miranda directed THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZZIE – an original, two-woman adaptation of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ – at the Old 505 Theatre. She also directed a development reading of Brittanie Shipway’s new play A LETTER FOR MOLLY through Belvoir Theatre’s Shutdown Residency, and created PLANET B, a documentary-drama about climate change at Shopfront Arts Co-Op.
Miranda has two new works in development – the new Australian musical PAPER STARS with Salty Theatre, and PEAR-SHAPED with Rogue Projects.