Torie Wiggins

Torie WigginsVisiting Instructor of Theatre

205 Center for Performing Arts (513) 529-1406

Torie Wiggins is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Dramatic Performance, and has co-adapted and performed a one-woman show, Your Negro Tour Guide, and toured with it across the country. She has appeared on All My Children, and was featured in a principal role in A Christmas Melody on the Hallmark Channel (starring and directed by Mariah Carey); The Old Man and the Gun (with Robert Redford and Danny Glover); and The Public, directed by Emilio Estevez. Cincinnati credits include Collapse, Afghan Women Writer’s Project, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Pluto, Harry and the Thief, and Dragon Play (Know Theatre of Cincinnati) The Mountaintop, Cinderella, and Violet (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati) and Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 by Anna Deveare Smith (Diogenes Theatre Co) which she also performed at Miami. She appeared in To Kill a Mockingbird with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Black Pearl Sings! at ETC, which both garnered nominations for a League of Cincinnati Theatres Award. At the Human Race Theatre in Dayton, OH she played Vera Charles in Mame, Cassandra in Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Mabel in Crowns. She reprised her role as Calpurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

She has taught Acting I, Shakespeare in Performance, and Acting for Non-Majors at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Xavier University. She has given master classes on solo performance, acting professionally, creating and producing work for the actor, audition techniques, and colorblind casting.

At Miami, she teaches acting courses for majors and non-majors, auditions, acting for the musical stage, and directs in our production season.