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Joseph McNamara Hefner was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in Southern Pines, North Carolina.


His short films include Discreet Top (2024), Command These Stones (2024) and Roosevelt Island (2020). His one-act play Agency (The Company Ink) received the 2018 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Short Script. His nonfiction pieces covering the abuse crisis at his college alma mater have been published in An Injustice! and OnStage Blog.


He lives and teaches in Vermont.

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