Miri Hunter

Miri Hunter, Ph.D, a musician, writer, performing artist and scholar, defines herself as a Creative Professional. Hunter is the Founder of the non profit organization Project Sheba, whose mission is to use the arts to transform culture through storytelling in order to access individual wisdom. This, Hunter believes, creates a culture of critical thinking and healing for individuals and communities. 

Originally from Virginia, she relocated to Joshua Tree in 2013.  She is the Producing and Artistic Director of the Hi Desert theatre Company, Thought Theatre, which she formed in 2017, and co-producer of the Hi-Desert Fringe Festival. She is also the singer/songwriter with the Americana band, Hunter and the Wick’d.

Her one woman shows have been performed at colleges and festivals and her short fiction has been featured in the Los Angeles Short Fiction Series,  the Annenberg Summer Cultural Series, and the LA Lit Crawl Festival.

Hunter is an Adjunct Associate Professor at St. Mary’s College, Moraga CA, and an Adjunct Professor in Theatre Arts at Copper Mountain College, Joshua Tree CA.  She is a member of The Dramatists Guild, SAG-AFTRA, ASCAP and is represented by the LUXE Talent Agency and the BWH Music Group.

She currently resides in Wonder Valley.

Artist Statement

I, like many others, moved from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree. This move provided me with ample opportunity to explore creativity.  I have been able to stop and reflect.  The desert is alive.  Its life force has helped me to connect with dormant feelings within myself:  hurt, loss, sorrow as well as hope, joy and love.   There are no words.  Through the images represented here, I wish to arouse the viewer to the place where they are able to experience, in some way, a portion of the intangible mysticism that emanates when the human spirit touches and is touched by nature.