Miranda Rose Hall

Miranda Rose Hall

Miranda Rose Hall is a playwright from Baltimore, MD. She has developed her work with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Playwright's Realm, New York Theater Workshop, Baltimore Center Stage, Woolly Mammoth, NNPN National Showcase of New Plays, the Kennedy Center/NNPN MFA Playwrights Festival, and Orlando Shakespeare Theater. She has produced her work with the Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, Yale...
Miranda Rose Hall is a playwright from Baltimore, MD. She has developed her work with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Playwright's Realm, New York Theater Workshop, Baltimore Center Stage, Woolly Mammoth, NNPN National Showcase of New Plays, the Kennedy Center/NNPN MFA Playwrights Festival, and Orlando Shakespeare Theater. She has produced her work with the Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, Yale Summer Cabaret, the DC Fringe Festival, the Sam French Off-Off Broadway Festival (winner), and with Long Acre Lea for the Women's Voices Theater Festival. She is currently Resident Playwright and ensemble member with LUBDUB. Theatre Company, a New York-based physical theater company, with whom she is collaborating in the Orchard Project Greenhouse.

Miranda was the 2013-2014 Hot Desk Playwright in Residence at Baltimore Center Stage, where she helped launch the program Wright Right Now. She is currently on faculty at Georgetown University, and has taught playwriting as a visiting lecturer at Wesleyan University, and as a teaching artist with Baltimore Center Stage, Arena Stage, Young Playwrights Theater, and the O'Neill Playwriting Program at Yale. Miranda spent two years with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, serving marginalized populations in Anchorage, AK and Missoula, MT. She graduated with her BA from Georgetown University and her MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

Plays

  • The Hour of Great Mercy
    Ed, a Jesuit priest, returns to the icy and isolated community of Bethlehem, Alaska, in a last-ditch effort to reconcile with his estranged family. Upon arrival, he finds a town still shaken by a tragedy that struck five years ago. As Ed and the community test the limits of their capacity to forgive, Ed unexpectedly falls in love with a stranger beneath the starry Alaskan sky.
  • MENSTRUATION: A Period Piece
    Claire is a 38-year-old lesbian who is desperate to understand her body. Emily is a hormone in Claire's uterus who is desperate to find love and save her country. As they careen across a sprawling tale of a body at war with itself, they seek their own answers to their burning questions: is a lesbian period the ultimate lesbian tragedy? Can you fall in love and still be a failure? What is the difference between a country and a uterus?
  • BULGARIA! REVOLT!
    Can one small person or nation change the great tide of history? From a Bulgarian village on the eve of revolution to the fantastical capitalist paradise of America, a condemned poet travels through time and space in this Faustian tragicomic new musical inspired by Bulgarian poet Geo Milev's epic poem, September.
  • BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 1995
    In this triptych of love, lust, and domestic terrorism, a joyous romp through lesbian erotic fiction collides with one of the darkest hours in U.S. history. A play about the heights of fantasy, the depths of horror, and how we carry on after losing innocence.
  • What Happened at the Dolphin Show
    Heidi, a pubescent lesbian, must confront her greatest fear: looking at the women at the Friday Night Dolphin Show.