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Réne Millán

Lecturer in Theatre Acting and Directing

René Millán, lecturer in acting, holds an MFA in ac0ng from the University of Washington School of Drama in Sea@le and a BA from the University of Redlands in Southern California. He has been a guest teacher of ac0ng and Suzuki-inspired movement at the Yale School of Drama (Beinecke Fellow), Syracuse University, Sea@le University, Vanderbilt University, Southern Oregon University, and the University of Redlands. He is also a teaching ar0st for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Actors Bridge Ensemble, and The Theater Bug.

He appeared on Broadway in The Wild Party directed by George C. Wolfe. In seven seasons as an acting company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Fes0val notable roles include Angelo in Measure for Measure, the Bastard in King John, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Palo in Gibraltar, the Tiger in Tracy’s Tiger, Juan José in American Night: The Ballad of Juan José, a role he also performed at the La Jolla Playhouse, Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles and the Yale Repertory Theatre.

Other credits include José María Herédia in Niagara: A Pan-American Story for Propeller Arts Projects, Toronto, René Flores in Lydia at the Denver Center Theatre Company, Leonardo in Blood Wedding at The Guthrie Theater and Kansas City Rep., Great the magician in Orange Lemon Egg Canary at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Al in El Paso Blue at the Off-Broadway Summer Play Festival NYC, Nino

in Electricidad at the Mark Taper Forum. Film and TV credits include the 0tle role of Clay, In
America directed by Jim Sheridan, In the Weeds, Race with the Devil, ReparaOons, Quick Draw, Long Slow Exhale, 24, CSI: Miami, Chappelle’s Show, Third Watch, Days of Our Lives.

René teaches and coaches ac0ng through Millán Ac0ng Studio. He is a 2022 playwright fellow for the Tennessee Playwrights Studio where he is devising a new piece exploring themes of culture, Latino/a/e/x identity, ancestral grief, and generational trauma. He also has a new performance piece and film in development based on the ar0st Marbn Ramírez.