Chicago Reader


“But it was Meredith Miller’s eccentric turn as a ship at sea that stole the show.”

— Jena Cutie for the Chicago Reader, review of Meredith’s performance at the After Party Show at StudioBE

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Chicago Tribune

“Sketchbook has been one of the more reliable places in town to see the kind of experimental but entirely winsome ultrashort theater pieces such as Miller’s … a major standout …”

–Nina Metz, for The Sun-Times.

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Chicago Sun-Times

“Far quirkier is “I Wish You Love,” Meredith Miller’s little act-without-words in which the enchanting Miller, looking like a delicate 1920s flapper and decked out with a tall ship model for a headdress, sails hopefully toward a guy (Mike Oleon) with a lighthouse on his head. She expects a safe harbor, but it doesn’t quite turn out that way in this little gem of a piece.”

— Hedy Weiss, for the Chicago Tribune

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TimeOut Chicago

“Meredith Miller performs over half of these acts. Her solos each consist of just a handful of elements: An old song (“Speak Low,” a tango by Piazzolla), plus an object (a gorgeous, handmade galleon hat; a stickpin), plus a visual joke totally unadorned yet fabulously layered. I won’t give any of them away, but there are more in the collection than she showed March 24—an in-progress showcase at Links Hall in January included hat rack trysts and macabre tea parties just as brilliant but not on the Madness menu. All give the sense that we’re seeing things in slow motion, what would happen in the flash of a few seconds “at normal speed.” The pleasure comes from Miller’s expert pacing of each resolution’s reveal.”

–Zach Whittenburg for TimeOut Chicago

TimeOut Chicago

“It’s the little things and a new, weekly, late-night cabaret, Madness in Miniature, downstairs at the Chopin Theatre, drives the point home. Not always literally, although many of its ten acts involve tiny puppets and setpieces. No, the takeaway of this 90-minute curio cabinet is a renewed appreciation of things far smaller…”

–Zac Whittenburg for TimeOut Chicago

The full review can be read here.


“Meredith Miller sang “Mack the Knife” with a thousand-yard stare during blood and bile/brecht and weill, unfolding swatches of burlap stained with silhouettes in blood—it was like a graphic-novella-as-crime-scene, the worms and beetles that scurry out if you peek at the mud under Sinatra’s Rendition.”

–Zac Whittenburg, Dance Editor for Time Out Chicago, on his blog

The full entry can be read here.


“There’s real display of talent throughout, but we only truly get lost in the performances when the cast is manipulating Meredith Miller’s outstanding life-size puppets, used to depict both Charlie’s ancient, bed-ridden grandparents and those Oompa Loompas … It all makes one wonder what would happen if puppet designer Miller were permitted to create Wonka and Charlie and the other kids, too.”

–Steve Oxman for Variety

The full review can be read here.

“…the creativity of the visual presentation through imaginative small and life-size puppets designed by Meredith Miller, a backdrop of three scrolling screens cleverly designed by (Blair) Thomas and delightful costumes by Tatjana Radisic, make it theatrical as well.”

–John Olson for

The full review can be read here.