Neil (formerly Lauren) is an Scenic Designer and Art Director. He is currently living and working in Los Angeles after spending five years designing in New York City. He is currently working as an Experience Designer on a variety of different themed entertainment attractions for Themespace in Pasadena, CA.
Neil is thrilled to announce that in August of 2020, he will be joining the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Theatre as an assistant professor.
The official press release announcing Neil's hire at UW-Madison can be found here: https://theatre.wisc.edu/2020/04/02/welcome-new-faculty-members-neil-mills-and-megan-reilly/
Neil's interests as a designer are diverse and include: television and film, museum exhibit design, attraction design, theatre, opera, and teaching.
Recent and upcoming productions include: Killer Joe (University of Denver, Winter 2020), Tick...Tick...Boom! (University of Denver, Winter 2019), Lysistrata (Ursinus College, Spring 2018), Sensitive Guys by MJ Kaufman (Arcadia University, Spring 2018), and Pippin (Kean University, Spring 2018). During the 2017-2018 school year Lauren was an adjunct professor at Kean University also, teaching Scenic Design 1 and Intro to Performance Design.
Selected credits: Hair (Ursinus College, Fall 2017), The Time Machine by David Mauk and Brenda Mandabach (New York Musical Festival, Summer 2017), A Dog Story (Davenport Theatre, Off Broadway, Fall 2016), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Ursinus College, Spring 2016), My Fair Lady (Sharon Playhouse, June 2015), True Love (Sharon Playhouse, July 2015), Song From the Uproar (Associate Scenic Designer - Beth Morrison/LA Opera - Fall 2015), Absolution (Off-Broadway), The Happy Family (Off-Broadway), O Rex (Gia Forakis and Company), The Signal Season of Dummy Hoy (New York Deaf Theater), Fatelessness (GF&Co/HEREArts).
Neil was nominated along with the entire design team of The Time Machine for the New York Musical Festival's 2017 award for Best Overall Design.
They were awarded the 2013 Scenic Design Fellowship at the Chautauqua Theatre Company.
Television credits include Art Direction for episodes of The TODAY Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Member: United Scenic Artists - USA 829
MFA Carnegie Mellon University.