Miranda Middleton is a director, writer, and storyteller, 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 joy and connection within the audience.
In 2021, Miranda will workshop her new Australian musical Paper Stars through Salty Theatre’s ‘Hatch Lab’, and direct its premiere production at Theatre Works in November. She is also directing and choreographing Salty Theatre’s production of Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts at Theatre Works, and developing a new verbatim work Watch the Grass Grow through a commission at Gasworks Arts Park.
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 facilitated a two-week workshop of Brittanie Shipway’s new play A Letter for Molly through Belvoir Theatre’s Shutdown Residency, and created a documentary-drama about climate change with the Senior Ensemble at Shopfront Arts Co-Op.
In 2019, Miranda wrote and directed a highly physical and ensemble-based adaptation of the screenplay Amélie, for NIDA’s Festival of Emerging Artists, incorporating an original, live arrangement of music from the film. Prior to studying at NIDA, Miranda directed the NSW premiere of Ned: A New Australian Musical at the New Theatre and choreographed Spring Awakening at King Street Theatre