Our desire is this: to write and champion strong, smart female characters, the importance of accountability, and the taking on of personal responsibility." - Miranda Jonte
Miranda Jonte (writer-producer) was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her MFA from the Actors Studio in New York, her BA in Theatre & German from Chico State, and studied at the University of Tuebingen in Germany.
After years of being a working actor, she began creating her own work, the result being the full-length play Greasemonkey, in which she originated the role of Mara in its world premiere in NYC (Winter 2013), and for which she was nominated for a Princess Grace Award in Playwriting. Greasemonkey was awarded the Puffin Grant to be adapted in a feature film. It will be shot in and around the Bay Area.
Her next play, St. Francis, was a semi-finalist again for Princess Grace in 2015, and in August of 2015, debuted at New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), directed by Stephen Brotebeck. The play was published in Applause Books' "The Best Plays from American Theatre Festivals 2015" and "Contemporary Monologues For a New Theater" in 2017. It was also performed in Pinole, CA as a benefit for Carr Fire Relief in 2018.
Miranda and longtime collaborator Stephen Brotebeck helmed the professional production of John Minigan's Breaking the Shakespeare Code at the Greenhouse Theater in Chicago in June 2014, followed by its New York premiere with the New York International Fringe Festival, August 2014; she also recently played Anna in the 2019 NYC revival of Shakespeare Code.
Her one-woman show Good & Kissed premiered at the Midtown International Theatre Fest in NYC in 2017, and was performed at Capital Fringe in Washington DC in July 2019 and as a fundraiser in February 2020 at Firehouse Center For the Arts in Newburyport, MA.
Her piece, The Shark Play made it to Final 12 at the Sam French OOB. She sets all her stories in and around the Bay Area. In her spare time, Miranda does road races, pets all the dogs, eats too much junk food, and watches a lot of rom-com. She is a member of both AEA and Dramatists Guild. Her plays can be read on New Play Exchange.