tutor, theatre director, actor
Mia was born and raised in New York City where she attended The Chapin School from kindergarten to the 12th grade (with a brief stint in the mountains of Colorado.) She graduated with honors in Theatre and Comparative Literature from Williams College, where she received the 2017 Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowship, which led to her spending the following year working in Toga, Paris, and Mendoza investigating government funding for the theatre. When she isn’t teaching or reading (or working on three pieces of theatre at once), Mia writes operas, re-systemizes warehouse shipping operations, and prepares sumptuous feasts for her friends.
Beloved by Toni Morrison. Sitting next to a student as they unlock that first page and get pulled, head and soul and belly first, into the vibrancy and undeniable truth of that text is a delight.
Corsica, sleeping in an old enclosed goat pen, spending days on a tiny broken sailboat that can no longer sail, swimming to shore with our shoes and wallets on our heads to strange, inaccessible, rural restaurants: I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy.
Anne Carson, Pina Bausch, Valeria Luiselli, Sarah Kane, Leonard Cohen, Theodore Adorno, Vita Sackville-West, Yotam Ottolenghi (not just for his food, but also for his food)
Odysseus as a “complicated man” (see Emily Wilson’s translation for context)