Miranda Rose Hall

Miranda Rose Hall

Miranda Rose Hall (she / her / hers) is a playwright from Baltimore, MD. Her plays include Plot Points in Our Sexual Development (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award in Drama), The Hour of Great Mercy (Diversionary Theater, 2019 San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play), A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction (Baltimore Center Stage, finalist for the...
Miranda Rose Hall (she / her / hers) is a playwright from Baltimore, MD. Her plays include Plot Points in Our Sexual Development (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award in Drama), The Hour of Great Mercy (Diversionary Theater, 2019 San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play), A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction (Baltimore Center Stage, finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), The Kind Ones (upcoming Magic Theatre), and Menstruation: A Period Piece. She is currently under commission from LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, Yale Repertory Theater, and Playwrights Horizons Soundstage. In 2020, she was honored with a Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. She has developed her work with New York Theater Workshop, Baltimore Center Stage, Woolly Mammoth, The Kennedy Center, We the Women / Center Theatre Group, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Playwright's Realm, National New Play Network, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, EnGarde Arts, Provincetown Theater, Two River Theater, Cygnet Theater, Single Carrot Theatre, and the Orchard Project. She is a founding member of LubDub Theatre, a New York-based physical theater company.

Miranda was the 2013-2014 Hot Desk Playwright in Residence at Baltimore Center Stage, where she helped launch the program Wright Right Now. She has taught at Georgetown University, Wesleyan University, and Macalester College, and as a teaching artist with Baltimore Center Stage and Arena Stage. Miranda spent two years with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, serving residents of a long-term care and end of life facility in Anchorage, AK and residents of a domestic violence shelter in Missoula, MT. She graduated with her BA from Georgetown University and her MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

Plays

  • A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction
    What has happened to the little brown bat? To eelgrass? What will happen to Homo sapiens? An unprepared dramaturg attempts to tell a story about life on earth in an era of man-made extinction. This project was commissioned and developed by LubDub Theatre Company.
  • Plot Points in Our Sexual Development
    Theo and Cecily want to be honest about their sexual histories, but what happens when telling the truth jeopardizes everything? A contemporary queer love story exploring gender, intimacy, and the dangers of revealing yourself to the person you love.
  • 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.
  • The Kind Ones
    Out in rural Montana, in a decaying family farmhouse, Nellie is trying to tend to her pigs and move on from her past. But when a stranger shows up with a dangerous offering, she once again finds herself face-to-face with the horrors of domestic violence. A gothic comedy thriller about the lengths some will go to seek retribution.
  • 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.