MIRA HIRSCH is a director, teacher and theater devisor. She was the founder and artistic director of Jewish Theatre of the South for the whole of that company’s thirteen-year history. She currently serves as Director of Education at Theatrical Outfit, where she runs the theater’s popular summer drama program – SummerStage at The Outfit.
Recent professional and university directing credits include: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO (upcoming), Stage Door Players; THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE (Suzi Award, Outstanding TYA Production), Synchronicity; THE VISIT, Oglethorpe University; ANNE FRANK: WITHIN AND WITHOUT, Center for Puppetry Arts; ARCADIA, Oglethorpe University and A LITTLE PRINCESS, THE BEST OF ENEMIES and MY NAME IS ASHER LEV – all at Theatrical Outfit.
Her work in educational theater includes productions/projects with The Breman Museum, Theatrical Outfit, Alliance Theatre, the Epstein School, Woodward Academy, DeKalb School of the Arts and The Temple’s Project Tolerance, a social-issue theater program featuring teen actors, which educates about the Holocaust as it explores contemporary issues of prejudice and discrimination. Additionally, she serves as an educational consultant with The National Jewish Theater Foundation’s Holocaust Theater International Initiative. She is currently working on a book entitled “Enacting History, a Practical Guide to Teaching the Holocaust Through Theater,” (Routledge Press).
Mira earned her BA in theater from the University of Denver, is an Advisory Board Member with the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards, a recipient of WABE’s Lexus Leader in the Arts Award, a past-President of the Alliance for Jewish Theatre and a former Advisory Board member with the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund (Community Foundation of Atlanta).