Deborah Miller has been associated with acting and the theatre most of her life, beginning with participation in church plays. Her first “real” acting/theatre experience came while attending WSCC and being chosen for the role of “Mrs. Gibbs” in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.
In 2007, Peggy Price, a very close friend, and Deb birthed Legacy Theatre, a local Christian, community theatre. It was during this time that they met Dr. John Lee Welton (Professor Emeritus, CNU), whom they’ve not only worked with but count as a close friend, mentor, and fount of knowledge of all things theatre. Legacy Theatre has offered many and varied productions over the past years. People have come from all over to be encouraged, and to share life, laughter, and tears.
During summer months, Legacy has hosted summer camps for kids in both the visual arts and theatre. Deborah has thoroughly enjoyed being part of these camps.
Deb works as an Instructional Assistant at Piedmont Elementary, and lead a drama club for kids in grades 3-5. Those years gave her some of the best and most memorable experiences working with kids.
When not at work or Legacy, Deborah can be found on horseback, spending time with family and friends, working with her dog,, reading, doing art projects, and going to CrossFit classes at Mossy Creek Fitness.
“I love sharing the exciting world of theatre, especially with kids. There’s nothing so rewarding as watching a child who is shy, quiet, and lacking in confidence emerge into a confidant, head up, capable young person able to share a story with peers or an audience. And there’s nothing like being able to share the love of Jesus with an
audience, to move them from laughter to tears to laughter again….nothing like it at all.”