Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse has announced the departure of Craig Miller. Miller, who’s been the Playhouse’s Artistic and Education Director for the past seven years, is leaving to join the faculty of the University of Idaho as Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing.
“To leave my wonderful artistic home and family here in Santa Rosa is the most difficult decision I have made in my career thus far,” lamented Miller. “I have cherished working with such amazing people—the board, the staff, the talented and dedicated artists and crew members, the patrons, and the generous and supportive donors—to make the Playhouse everything we knew it could be, and everything our community needed it to be. I am proud of the job we have done together. I will miss so many people, but I look forward to seeing all the wonderful achievements yet to come for 6th Street Playhouse in the future.”
The 6th Street Playhouse production of Illyria, scheduled to run June 15 through July 8, will be Miller’s “farewell” production, though Miller will act as artistic advisor into the next season to ensure a smooth transition.
Playhouse Board President Jeff Coté says: “We will miss Craig. In the time he’s lived in Sonoma County he has become a staple of the theater community. We appreciate his leadership, his sense of inclusiveness, and the personal sacrifices he has made to make the Playhouse a proud institution. He is leaving us with a strong artistic and financial position. He helped lay the foundation for a successful future.”
The search for Miller’s replacement will commence immediately.
For 6th Street’s full annoucement, click here.
Photo by Eric Chazankin