Mira Hirsch has been working in the Atlanta theater community for over three decades, as a director, actor, teacher and theater devisor. She was the founder and sole artistic director of Jewish Theatre of the South for the whole of that company’s thirteen-year history, and initiated and facilitated the theater’s outreach programs – Project Impact Theatre and The Senior Ensemble.
Recent professional directing credits include Arcadia at Oglethorpe University, Anne Frank: Within and Without at the Center for Puppetry Arts, and A Little Princess, The Best of Enemies and My Name Is Asher Lev – all at Theatrical Outfit.
In her role as Theatrical Outfit’s Education Director, she is currently embarking on her third season as director of SummerStage at the Outfit, where she will direct this summer’s production of “Shrek, Jr.” Previous SummerStage productions include “The Wizard of Oz (YTP)” and “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” Other recent work in youth and educational theater includes productions and projects with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the DeKalb School of the Arts, the Alliance Theatre, Woodward Academy, and The Temple’s Project Tolerance, a social-issue theater program featuring teen actors. Additionally, she serves as an educational consultant with The National Jewish Theater Foundation’s Holocaust Theater Initiative, devising educational programs for use in middle and high school classrooms.
Mira earned her BA in theater, as well as her drama teaching certification, from the University of Denver, is an Advisory Board Member with the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards (the Shulers) and is a recipient of WABE’s Lexus Leader in the Arts Award. She is married to Keith Yaeger, with whom she has two wonderful children – Sophie and Nate.