Joanna Castle Miller

Joanna Castle Miller

Joanna Castle Miller is a writer and producer whose work includes the plays around and around and around the static sun (formerly Frank; McNerney Award Finalist), Sh@med, and Fox News the Musical (co-composer/lyricist). Her short plays include The World’s Next Tooth Fairy Is Marci Peterson, Parasite, Ash, and The Coaster. She is the writer behind WTF Lucy (blog) and Sorta My Thing (Funny or Die), and her short...
Joanna Castle Miller is a writer and producer whose work includes the plays around and around and around the static sun (formerly Frank; McNerney Award Finalist), Sh@med, and Fox News the Musical (co-composer/lyricist). Her short plays include The World’s Next Tooth Fairy Is Marci Peterson, Parasite, Ash, and The Coaster. She is the writer behind WTF Lucy (blog) and Sorta My Thing (Funny or Die), and her short film adaptation of Ash is currently in distribution with Network Ireland TV.

Joanna is the founder of Wait Don’t Leave Productions. Other recent production work includes the short film Where You Go and the Emmy Award-winning New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd, produced by Live from Lincoln Center.

Joanna's political parodies have appeared on Funny or Die, WhoHaha, and The Advocate. She is the creator and host of Red, White, and Dad – a web show chronicling the 100% true story of her dad’s campaign for POTUS. Critics called the show “charming and earnest” (Fortune) and “funny and informative” (The Daily Dot).

Born and raised in Memphis, Joanna is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild and enjoys good bourbon, bad words, and quality time. She and her husband live in Los Angeles with their dog Henry, who graciously lends them space in his apartment.

Plays

  • around and around and around the static sun
    Kimberly creates a fake man to save her business and, for better or worse, sparks a movement like the world has never seen. A full-length dark satire that explores gender, historical memory, and the way people use the power of time to keep oppressive hierarchies in place.
  • The World's Next Tooth Fairy Is Marci Peterson
    Nancy has served faithfully as the world's tooth fairy since before the Black Plague. Now it's time to hand over her title. A modern fairy tale about retirement and youth.
  • SH@MED
    SH@MED is a multimedia dramedy exploring online activism, the dimensions of shame, and how the digital world changes our personal narratives. When aspiring writer Tabatha Meier tweets a racially-charged joke, she faces fallout both personal and professional. Her boyfriend dumps her, she loses her job, and her devoutly religious mother feels embarrassed and betrayed. Little does Tabatha know that's only the...
    SH@MED is a multimedia dramedy exploring online activism, the dimensions of shame, and how the digital world changes our personal narratives. When aspiring writer Tabatha Meier tweets a racially-charged joke, she faces fallout both personal and professional. Her boyfriend dumps her, she loses her job, and her devoutly religious mother feels embarrassed and betrayed. Little does Tabatha know that's only the beginning, as her public shaming reveals a dark secret about her brother's death and forces her whole family to face the past in a new way.
  • Parasite
    Lazy, worthless hipster Frank lives in a run-down Brooklyn apartment, where he wakes up one morning to find a crass bedbug named #742 - or Jim - has moved in with the entire bedbug clan.

    With his blood on the line and seemingly no escape, Frank must decide between the dwindling comfort of his passive existence and the terrifying unknown of *doing something.*