THE NAKED I: RECOGNIZE/D – Featured Artist, Jeff Miller

thumbnail.jpg1. In what way/s are you involved with THE NAKED I: RECOGNIZE/D? I am one of the actors in Andrea Broman’s Voices. 
 
2. Why is it important to tell the stories in THE NAKED I? For a lot of the people involved in THE NAKED I, these are the first time our stories are being told by people who are actually apart of the community. For example, so often we see cis actors cast as trans characters and being praised for it while trans actors are not being cast because they “look trans” or don’t “look trans enough” (whatever that means). This is our chance to reclaim our stories. This is by us and for us.
 
3. Talk about your background as an artist. What sort of artistic experience are you bringing to this production? I’ve been performing since I was a young kid as both a musician and an actor. From putting on “concerts” using a tennis racket as a guitar and a fireplace hearth as my stage to theater performances now, I’m fortunate to have found a home with the arts. Most recently, I had the honor of being the headline performer for the Black Hills Pride Festival.

4. What social issues are important to you and how do they inform your work? 
Accessibility with captioning. A lot of the content on the internet is not accessible for everyone. As someone who is a video content creator, I think we need to do better at providing equal access and one of the things we can do is add proper captioning so all are welcome.
 

5. When not involved in this production, how do you spend your time? What are some of your hobbies? I have a 6 year old husky mix named Aspen who is my pride and joy. Outside of hanging with the coolest pupper in town, I spend a lot of my time listening to or playing music.

 

6. Finish this sentence: I feel the most naked when……. I let someone see me past the walls I put up.

THE NAKED I: RECOGNIZED performs February 2-11 at Minnsky Theatre. Click here for more information and to reserve tickets now!

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