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NAME: Gloria Miguel  
NATION: Kuna/Rappahannock  
DISCIPLINE: Actor/Coach/Playwright/Storyteller/


Gloria Miguel studied at drama at Oberlin College, Ohio, and is a founding member of Spiderwoman Theater. She has worked extensively in film and television, toured the United States in GRANDMA a one-woman show, toured Canada as Pelajia Patchnose in the original Native Earth production of Tomson Highway’s THE REZ SISTERS, and performed in the Canadian play SON OF AYASH in Toronto and BOOTLEGGER BLUES at the Arbour Theater in Peterborough. She performed as Coyote/Vitiline in JESSICA, a Northern Lights Production in Edmonton, Canada, for which she was nominated for a Sterling Award for outstanding supporting actress.

She was drama consultant for the Minnesota American Indian Youth AIDS Task Force to develop a play on AIDS. When not on tour she is a drama teacher at the Eastern District YMCA in Brooklyn, New York and was a visiting professor and drama consultant at Brandon University, Canada. She performed in Beijing, China at the 4th World Woman’s Conference. She and Lisa Mayo received a Rockefeller grant, as well as funding from the Jerome Foundation to create Nis Bundor: Daughters from the Stars, which premiered at Dance Theater Workshop.

She is also a judge and teaching consultant for an annual theater festival at Greyhills Academy, High School in Red Mesa Rough Rock, Arizona. In 1999, Ms. Miguel performed as “Maria” in an adaptation of Louise Edrich’s book LOVE MEDICINE in Chicago. She is the recipient of a D.F.A. honorary degree form Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Sun, Moon, and Feather - Gloria - Metropolitan Arts
Spiderwoman Theater - 1-hr, documentary - Ulla Leden Productions
Cabaret - Spiderwoman Theater - TV-Finland
The Equalizer (Out of The Past) - Bag Lady - Universal TV

Founding Member of Musical Comedy/Social Satire Theater Co. - 1975-present

Appearances in New York:
La Mama, Theater for the New City, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Theater Workshop, Museum of Amer. Indian
Appearances in U.S.: San Francisco, Washington, Seattle, New Mexico, Arizona
Appearances Abroad: Amsterdam, Paris, London, Rome, Brussels, Berlin, Stockholm Copenhagen, Helsinki, Adelaide, Beijing, New Zealand
The Lysistrata Numbah! (zany Greek comedy) - Myrrine
Sun, Moon, and Feather - Gloria
An Evening of Disgusting Songs & Pukey Images (romantic comedy)
Power Pipes - Mesi Tule Ome
Daughters From the Stars (two-woman show)
Persistence of Memory


Grandma (one-woman show) - Ella- Los Angeles Actors Theater, Judith Anderson Theater, NYC
The Winter Project (w/Joe Chaikin) The Other Theater, New York
The Rez Sisters - Pelajia Patchnose - Native Earth, Edinburgh Festival, Centaur Theater, Montreal
Jessica - Vitaline - Northern Lights Theater, Canada
Son of Ayash - Ayash & Pus Man - Native Earth, Toronto
One Voice - Gloria - Amer. Indian Community House, NYC
A Kuna Grows in Brooklyn (solo show) - Gloria - Museum of Natural History, NYC
Love Medicine - Marie - Lifeline Theatre, Chicago


Drama, Education and Art (3 yrs.) - Oberlin College, Ohio
Theater (1997-present) - Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute


for the film "Sun Moon & Feather" - Best Film (Artists Profile category), 1990 San Francisco
International Film Festival; First Prize, 1989 American Indian Film Festival
Villager Award (for "Women In Violence") - 1976
Obie Award Grant (Spiderwoman Theater) - 1985
NY State Artists Projects Grant - 1992
International Travel Grant, National Endowment for the Arts - 1992 (research in San Bias Islands, Panama)
Minnesota Playwrights Grant- 1994
Jerome Foundation Grant-1995
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Miami University, Ohio - 1997
Rockefeller Grant - 2000


Storyteller, lecture/demonstrations and theater workshops for children, teenagers & adults.