Arthur Milner lives in Val-des-Monts, Québec. He was resident playwright at the Great Canadian Theatre Company from 1978 to 1991 and artistic director from 1991 to 1995. From 1993 to 1995, he was president of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres. He has taught playwriting at Concordia University and has worked as a dramaturge for the Manitoba Association of Playwrights, the Banff Playwrights Colony and Playwrights Workshop Montreal. His articles on social, economic and arts issues have appeared in The Globe and Mail, and he is a regular columnist for Inroads, The Canadian Journal of Opinion.
His most recent play is Getting to Room Temperature, a one-person play based on his mother's polite quest for assisted suicide, opened at Ottawa's 2016 undercurrents festival and toured southern B.C. in March 2016. Facts, a murder mystery set in the West Bank, premiered at GCTC in 2010 and was produced in Palestine (in Arabic), in London, U.K., and in Istanbul (in Turkish).