Joanna Castle Miller

Joanna Castle Miller

Joanna Castle Miller is a writer and producer whose work has appeared in Time, McSweeney’s, Fortune, and The Hill and on NBC, PBS, and Food Network. She is the founder and executive producer of Wait Don’t Leave Productions. Recent work includes the plays My Child Blank, The Storehouse, around and around and around the static sun (McNerney Award Finalist), SH@MED, and Fox News the Musical. Her short plays...
Joanna Castle Miller is a writer and producer whose work has appeared in Time, McSweeney’s, Fortune, and The Hill and on NBC, PBS, and Food Network. She is the founder and executive producer of Wait Don’t Leave Productions. Recent work includes the plays My Child Blank, The Storehouse, around and around and around the static sun (McNerney Award Finalist), SH@MED, and Fox News the Musical. Her short plays include The World’s Next Tooth Fairy Is Marci Peterson, Parasite, and The Coaster. She is the writer behind Sorta My Thing (Funny or Die), and her Oscar-qualified short film Ash is currently in distribution with Network Ireland TV.

Plays

  • SH@MED
    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 and forces her whole family to face the past in a new way. SH@MED is a multimedia...
    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 and forces her whole family to face the past in a new way. SH@MED is a multimedia dramedy exploring online activism, the dimensions of shame, and how the digital world affects our personal narratives.
  • The Storehouse
    Attempting to become the first fugitive enslaved woman to publish her story by her own hand, Harriet Jacobs approaches the world-famous Uncle Tom's Cabin author Harriet Beecher Stowe for her help, and the result alters both of their lives and legacies forever. This play explores the structural forces that prevent people from telling their own stories and what is required of writers who create from a place of privilege.
  • 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 that could overturn the world order. 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.
  • Being Heard Academy
    The prestigious Being Heard Academy has taught a select few to speak up for thousands of years; but when new students arrive, their voices threaten the school's most celebrated professor and the views he has perpetuated for a millennia.
  • 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.*