If you need to contact someone about the rights to perform Miller’s plays go to Patrick Herold at United Talent Agency. In addition, within the US, licenses for most of Miller’s plays can be requested through the Dramatists Play Service, and if you are outside of the US often the place from where you get the scripts deals with such licensing, such as Concord Theatricals. For literary permissions, contact Sarah Chalfant of The Wylie Agency, 17 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA, who is Miller’s literary agent. t: 00 44 20 7908 5900 / f: 00 44 20 7908 5901.



How to Join:

Individual Membership is $30 per annum, $10 for students, $30 for overseas. Lifetime membership is $500 (NB If given as a gift this would be tax-exempt due to our 501c3 status). Members can attend scheduled meetings of the society (these usually take place at ALA as well as during the conferences that the society organizes), and speak and vote on society issues. They will also receive announcements of the society’s activities, and copies of the Arthur Miller Journal. (Please include an e-mail address as well as mailing address with your application so we can add you to the society’s listserve).

Members are encouraged to participate in a variety of Conferences for which the society organizes panels, and whenever possible, to promote the study of Arthur Miller and his work, by facilitating performances, scholarship, primary and secondary publications, and general interest.  Please send any information pertaining to these goals to Sue Abbotson. Also note the society’s offer below to reimburse conference fees to students and independent scholars who have presented a paper on Arthur Miller at a recognized conference.

To join, please send a check (or international money order in American dollars) made payable to The Arthur Miller Society, to:

Steve Marino
100-14 160 Avenue,
Howard Beach, NY 11414

Please include name, address, e-mail and academic affiliation (where appropriate) to whom the membership applies.

You can also send in your membership via Paypal:

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Board Members


 President 2022-2025
Jane Dominik,
San Joaquin Delta College
Vice President 2022-2025
Ramón Espejo Romaro

University of Seville
Secretary/Treasurer 2018-2024
Stephen Marino,
St. Francis College

Board of Directors
Sue Abbotson, Rhode Island College; Kate Egerton, Berea College; Paula Langteau, University of Wisconsin, Marinette; Lew Livesay, St. Peter’s College; Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut; David Palmer, Massachusetts Maritime Academy; Josh Polster, Emerson College; and Matthew Roudané, Georgia State University.

Honorary Board
Christopher Bigsby, Julia Bolus, Masahiro Oikawa, and June Schlueter.

Honor Role (with dates of service)
Steve Centola (1995-2008)
Joan Copeland (1995-2022)
Robert A. Martin (1995-2008)
James Houghton (1995-2016)
Gerald Freeman (1995-2020)
Hal Holbrook (1995-2021)

Conference Involvement

Chris Bigsby, Arthur Miller, and Steve Marino at 2004 AMS Conference in Brookyln.

So far, the society has organized thirteen conferences entirely around the works of Miller, and sponsored two broader American Drama conferences, the first at St. Francis College, Brooklyn in 2008, and the second at Kean University in 2010.  The hope was to repeat the latter, if possible, on a biennial basis, but we need to find venues and people willing to organize, so please contact the society officers if you are interested in bringing this to your college/university. Drama is a sadly neglected academic genre, and joining forces with other playwright societies is one way in which we hope to make a bigger impact, as well as offer greater scope and interest to those participating. The Twelfth International Arthur Miller Conference marked Miller’s Centennial at St. Francis College, Brooklyn in October 2015.  Previous AMS conferences were held at Saint Peter’s College, NJ, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI; Felician College, Lodi, NJ; San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA; St. Francis College, Brooklyn; Millersville University, PA; Utica College of Syracuse University, NY, and Community College of Southern Nevada. The latest is at Ashland University in Ohio in October 2019. We are currently planning the 14th Arthur Miller Conference for 19 October 2024, to mark 75 years since Death of a Salesman premiered, in Miller’s hometown of Roxbury at the local library. Check the AMS Conference archive pages for lists of papers presented at past conferences. Many of these conferences have been tied in with a performance of a particular Miller play. We are always seeking new conference venues for future years, and would welcome any suggestions–please contact the current President, Jane Dominik, directly. Please check out the events page for more details on the society’s involvement with upcoming conferences and calls for papers and contributions to books. Anyone can present a paper on Miller at the conferences the society sponsors, but we especially encourage members to become involved.

Since 1996 the society has been a member of the American Literature Association, at whose annual meetings we usually host two panels, as well as schedule society meetings and possible screenings or roundtables. Click to see an archive of all the panels we have presented at ALA in the past: here. If you are interested in organizing panels for regular conferences, such as ALA, ASTR, ATHE, MLA, CDC, NEMLA or American Studies etc., please let any one of our officers know of your interest.






There have also been occasional special conferences, such as the one at Kean University in February 1999 which discussed the influence of the Holocaust on Miller’s work, and was organized to coincide with a performance of Playing For TimeWe returned to Kean in Fall 2010 for an American Drama conference built around their production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Townwhich was also a tremendous success.

In an ongoing effort to encourage Miller studies, The Arthur Miller Society voted at its annual meeting in May 2017 to reimburse conference fees for students and independent scholars who deliver papers on Miller at established academic conferences. We encourage people to join The Arthur Miller Society, but you do not need to be a society member to apply for this reimbursement.

To apply for a reimbursement, please email the following items to Jane Dominik the current president of the Miller Society:

  1. A copy of the conference program showing the panel in which your paper was presented and your paper’s title.
  2. A brief abstract of your paper.
  3. A copy of your receipt from the conference organizers showing your payment of the registration fee.
  4. If you are a student, documentation of your student status.
  5. If you are an independent scholar, documentation of other work you have done that is related to the study of Arthur Miller.

The first time a student or independent scholar is approved for a reimbursement, the person also will receive a free one-year membership in the Arthur Miller Society, which includes a subscription to the two issues of The Arthur Miller Journal that the society publishes during that year. The journal is peer reviewed and is published by Penn State University Press. Its articles are included in major academic databases.

Archival Involvement

There are several places that hold Miller materials, including his alma mater, Michigan University, and the New York Library of Performing Arts, but the most extensive Miller archives (200+ box collection) are held at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX that will be available fully cataloged from November 2019. Contact Cline Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts Eric Joseph Colleary <ecolleary@utexas.edu> for more information. Miller began placing his papers at the Harry Ransom Center in the early 1960s. Over the years, he placed additional material on deposit, they bought additional papers that were still held by the Miller family after his death.

A fully indexed finding aid will be published on the website no later than November 13, 2019 (https://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/fasearch/), after which time the collection will be open for research (there will be some materials that will not be released for access until 2047).

They look forward to welcoming scholars and artists interested in Miller’s work. No advance application is necessary, and no appointment will be needed to access the papers. To assist in travel to the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas, they offer a number of research fellowships – over 60 for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applications for the next cycle of fellowships are expected to become available in August (https://www.hrc.utexas.edu/fellowships/).