Writer | Producer
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 (2020 Kilroy’s List), 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.
A political junkie at heart, Joanna’s current event sketches have appeared on Funny or Die, WhoHaha, and The Advocate; and she is the creator and host of Red, White, and Dad – a web show chronicling her father’s 2016 campaign for POTUS (he, and this cannot be stressed enough, is not the guy who won).
In fifth grade, Joanna only placed second at the Memphis Bible Drill final, and frankly, she was robbed. She processed the event by putting a pen on the page and two feet in the rehearsal room, ultimately leaving barbecue and sweet tea to study musical theater and dramatic writing at New York University. Per the school’s requirements, she eventually found her roots as a citified progressive Jew.
Joanna is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild and enjoys good bourbon, bad words, and quality time. She and her husband live in Los Angeles, although they’re currently stuck abroad with a garbage-eating stray dog named Rhoda Morgenstern.