Screenwriter | Playwright | Producer
Joanna Castle Miller is a writer and producer whose work has appeared on Fortune, Time, NBC, VH1, E! Entertainment, PBS, and Food Network. Her plays been developed through New York University, We the Women Collective, No Rules Theatre Company, Lab26, and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference. She is the founder and executive producer of Wait Don’t Leave Productions.
Recent theater work includes the plays The Storehouse, around and around and around the static sun (McNerney Award Finalist), Sh@med (commission – Georgia Southwestern University), and Fox News the Musical (But What If We Did). Her short plays include The Being Heard Academy, The World’s Next Tooth Fairy Is Marci Peterson (Pulp Stage), Parasite, and The Coaster. Film/TV work includes Sorta My Thing (writer; featured series, Funny or Die) and The New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd (assistant producer; Emmy Award – Outstanding Special Class Program). Her Oscar-qualified short film Ash is currently in distribution with Network Ireland TV.
Joanna loves to explore the way we remember and misremember our own stories, and she strives to champion new voices in theatre and film with the aim to make both industries as inclusive as possible. Her company Wait Don’t Leave fights for better representation of women and minorities in theatre and film by engaging artists and audiences to address the ways our stories have been mistold and misremembered.
While studying at NYU, Joanna concentrated in dramatizing historical memory with a special focus on Spanish religious history. She continues to write and produce content related to religious identity and regularly incorporates comedy, sci-fi, and magical realism to discuss the themes of feminism, shame, and redemption.
Joanna is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild and enjoys good bourbon, bad words, and quality time.