My Left Breast

Sun Productions

2162 Broadway • 4th Floor • New York • NY • 10024-6620 • Phone: (212) 799-3753           

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Please Contact: Stephen Sunderlin (212) 799-3753 





"A metaphor of resilience... done with self-aware humor and a literary acuteness that make her hour on the stage an enlarging experience." - The New York Times

"In her rueful, comical solo, OBIE winner Susan Miller achieves what all engrossing autobiography aims at: revealing the human condition poetically by using the self as exhibit A." - The Village Voice


October 3 - 5, 2008

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce a command performance by SUSAN MILLER of her Obie Award-winning play "MY LEFT BREAST," to benefit Vital Theatre Company's Mainstage Season. An Opening Night Benefit performance and Opening Night Party sponsored by Beacon Wines and Spirits on Friday, October 3 at 7 p.m. will be followed by performances on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 ($60 tax-deductible) for the Opening Night Benefit and Party and $50 ($20 tax-deductible) for performances on October 4 and 5, and can be purchased by calling (212) 579-0528. THE MCGINN/CAZALE THEATRE is located at 2162 Broadway at 76th Street.

"I am a one-breasted, menopausal, Jewish, bisexual lesbian Mom, and I'm coming soon to a theatre near you!" A woman's humorous and moving encounters with relationships, parenthood, cancer, and her ever-changing self are charted in "MY LEFT BREAST," a searingly honest solo piece.

SUSAN MILLER is an Obie award winning playwright and Guggenheim Fellow whose works include the critically acclaimed one-woman play, MY LEFT BREAST, which premiered in Actors' Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival (Obie); A MAP OF DOUBT AND RESCUE (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize); and NASTY RUMORS AND FINAL REMARKS (Obie). Other plays include SWEEPING THE NATION, FOR DEAR LIFE, FLUX, CONFESSIONS OF A FEMALE DISORDER, IT'S OUR TOWN, TOO, and READING LIST. She has been produced at The Public Theatre, Second Stage, Actors' Theatre of Louisville, Naked Angels, and The Mark Taper Forum, among others. Miller was a Consulting Producer on Showtime's hit series, "The L Word," and her short film, "The Grand Design," was recently directed by Eric Stoltz. She is currently co-writing and Executive Producing a new webseries, "Anyone But Me" ( For more information, visit

NELA WAGMAN directed the world premiere of MY LEFT BREAST by Susan Miller for Actors' Theater of Louisville, for Watermark Theater in New York, where it won an OBIE, and throughout the show's national tours. Recent New York credits include Amy Fox's SUMMER CYCLONE, Lloyd Suh's MASHA NO HOME and Ann Marie Healey's BONNIE at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Christopher Shinn's TWO WORLDS at the Minetta Lane and Lucille Lortel Theaters, Lee Blessing's THIRTY-FOURTH AND DYER at Town Hall, and WAUKEGAN WEDDING by Adam Kraar and RED SIGNAL by Lisa Radano at HB Playwrights Foundation.

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY produces original full-length plays for adults on its main stage, presents Vital Signs, an annual festival of one-acts from where, to date, 24 plays have gone on to publication, and, over the past 10 years, has commissioned, developed and produced over 30 original musicals for children. The company's education wing, Vital Voices, has influenced the lives of over 68,000 NYC students. VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is also the lead partner of Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School in Canarsie, Brooklyn, in integrating theatre arts into the humanities curriculum. The Company has received two American Theatre Wing Awards for Continued Commitment to Excellence in Theatre and is a six-time winner of the Off-Off Broadway Review's Award for Excellence. In addition, the New York Theatre Experience named Vital Theatre Company the 2002 and 2004 Theatre Company of the Year. Over 150,000 audience members and more than 3,000 artists have participated in a Vital Theatre Company production, creating a vibrant and vital community. For more information, please visit

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