Miriam Donald Burrows

Board of Trustees
I am proud to be an ASC Board Member Because:

I love our people and our history. And I see the potential for real excellence in our art, our stories, who we are to each other, and who we are for this enchanting town.

My all-time favorite ASC moment was:

In 2009, the Ren Season actors did Twelfth Night. John Harrell wrote the heartbreakingly beautiful music that he played and sung as Feste. It was well cast and lovingly told. It was magical.

You should support the ASC because:

I’ve watched middle school boys get rowdy over Julius Caesar. And because they could see one another, they were riling each other up! And not disrespectfully and not because any of the language was changed or sent up. They were rowdy because they understood what they were hearing and watching. Because it was accessible to them. Because murder and fear are real. Because friendship is real. When Shakespeare is done well it can bring us together in a room for 2 hours and teach us about empathy, power, and love. We need that in our world. Our KIDS need that in the world.


For many years (and dozens of productions) Miriam was an audience favorite at the American Shakespeare Center; her roles included Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing opposite Ben Curns, and Ophelia opposite John Harrell in Hamlet.  She was interviewed for (and her Tempest performance features prominently in) the final installment of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s six-part series, “Shakespeare Uncovered: The Tempest with Trevor Nunn,” in 2011.

Miriam received her BA from DeSales University in Pennsylvania. She is married to fellow ASC actor Daniel Burrows with whom she has 2 fabulous babies. This summer, Miriam will direct the 2019 ASC Theatre Camp production of Romeo & Juliet.