Miranda Rose Hall

Miranda Rose Hall

Miranda Rose Hall (she/her) is a writer whose plays include A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction (finalist for the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), Plot Points in Our Sexual Development (finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award in Drama), The Hour of Great Mercy (winner of the 2019 San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play), The Kind Ones, and Menstruation: A Period Piece. A Play...
Miranda Rose Hall (she/her) is a writer whose plays include A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction (finalist for the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), Plot Points in Our Sexual Development (finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award in Drama), The Hour of Great Mercy (winner of the 2019 San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play), The Kind Ones, and Menstruation: A Period Piece. A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction is currently touring Europe as part of the Sustainable Theatre? project created by British director Katie Mitchell, French choreographer Jérôme Bel, and Théâtre Vidy in Lausanne, Switzerland. Miranda is under commission from Yale Repertory Theater, Playwrights Horizons Soundstage, Baltimore Center Stage, and LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater as a Berwin Lee New York London Commissioned Playwright. Her work has been produced nationally and internationally by theaters including Théâtre Vidy, Piccolo Teatro in Milan, Centaur Theatre in Montreal, LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater in New York, Baltimore Center Stage, and Magic Theatre in San Fransisco. She has developed work with New York Theater Workshop, The Kennedy Center, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Playwright's Realm, We the Women / Center Theatre Group, National New Play Network, Woolly Mammoth, Two River Theater, and the Orchard Project. In 2020, she was honored with a Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. She has written for television on Showtime’s American Rust. Her essays have been published by 3Views on Theatre and HowlRound.

In addition to writing, Miranda is a founding member and artistic leader of LubDub Theatre Co, a New York-based physical theater company that animates stories of science, myth, and magic. 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. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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.
  • 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.