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Carla Milarch

Artistic Director

 In her thirteen years at Performance Network, Carla filled many roles including: Actress, Director, Sound Designer, Dramaturg, TreeTown Festival Producer, Development Director, Artistic Director, Executive Director, and  Associate Artistic Director/Literary Manager. At the Network, she directed The Mountaintop, Red , The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Shop of Horrors  (Best Musical – Wilde Award), The Baker’s Wife, The Fantasticks, Ice Glen, She Loves Me, The Sins of Sor Juana, and Special Relativity  (Best Play – Wilde Awards). She has also served as Dramaturg on all of the Network’s World Premiere’s including Brill, Dead Mans Shoes  (Best New Script - Wilde Award), The War Since Eve  (Best New Script - Wilde Award), Christmas Carol’d, It Came From Mars, Geoffrey and Jeffrey, Language Lessons  (Best New Play - Ann Arbor News), The Stillness Between Breaths (Best New Play - Oakland Press) and The Home Team  (Best New Play, Oakland Press). As an actor, Carla has performed at the Network in The Glass Menagerie  (Rogue Award - Best Actress), Dirty Blonde  (Best Actress – Wilde Awards), A Doll’s House, Boston Marriage, Spike Heels, Defying Gravity, The Spirit House, Necessary Targets, Sin, Elizabeth Rex, It’s All True, Stop Kiss, The Maiden’s Prayer, Struggling Truths, As Bees in Honey Drown, Not Waving, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, …And Associates, Some of My Best Friends Are,  and Inverted Pyramid, well as A Streetcar Named Desire  (Outstanding Ensemble Performance - Oakland Press) for Chimera Theatre Company. Additionally, she has designed sound for over 15 shows at PNT. Other awards include “Best Overall Season/Artistic Direction” from the Oakland Press, “Outstanding Contributions to an Ensemble” from The Detroit Free Press, “Most Valuable Performer” from the Oakland Press, and the Between the Lines “Angel” award for outstanding contributions to the LGBT community. Carla served as the Board Chair of the Michigan Equity Theatre Alliance, a member of Actor’s Equity Association, and the literary committee of the National New Play Network. She took her conservatory training in acting at Interlochen Arts Academy and State University of New York at Purchase. Carla lives in Ann Arbor with her husband Phil and son, William Tyrone Powers.

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