13th cycle
YEAR:

Special Additional Finalist* – CONVERSA

Joanna Castle-Miller
Abandoning fundamental evangelicalism for Judaism prompts a playwright to question religion's purpose in this autobiographical exploration of how conversion and migration interact across history.
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CITY: Beacon, NY
CAST:1W
"A truly fascinating and heartwarming personal journey towards Jewish identity and love."
- Artistic Director David Winitsky

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:

2022

JPP DEVELOPMENT:

National Jewish Playwriting Contest

REGIONAL CONTEST WINS:

Joanna Castle Miller is a NY-based playwright, performer, and satirist.

Recent work includes the plays CONVERSA, INFERNA (workshop production slated for 2024), EKPHRASIS (We the Women), Sh@med (Jewish Plays Project finalist, Kilroy’s List), around and around and around the static sun (McNerney Prize Finalist), My Child Blank, The Storehouse (Perisphere), and Fox News the Musical (But What If We Did?). Her short plays include The World’s Next Tooth Fairy Is Marci Peterson, The Being Heard Academy, and Parasite.ÊFilm/TV work includes Sorta My Thing (Funny or Die), Ash (Generative Films), and Keep This Far Apart (We the Women). Producing work includes Live from Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd (Creative Arts Emmy Winner), Where You Go (Generative Films), and MedeaÕs Got Some Issues (in partnership with the Embassy of Spain). Joanna was a recent New York Stage and Film Nexus Fellow and is currently under commission by We the Women Collective.

Joanna’s satire and monologues have been featured in McSweeney’s, The Hill, Applause Books, and The Belladonna, and her sketches can be found on Funny or Die, WhoHaha, and Comedy Cake. She is the creator and host of Red, White, and Dad Ð a web show chronicling her fatherÕs 2016 campaign for POTUS.

As the founder and executive producer of Wait Don’t Leave Productions, Joanna focuses on projects related to historical memory. She serves on the advisory board and theatre advocacy team for Hire Survivors Hollywood.

Born and raised in Memphis, she is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild and enjoys good bourbon, bad words, and quality time.