Jenny Stafford is a bookwriter, lyricist, and playwright. Her lyrics have been heard on Broadway (Paramour), as well as off-Broadway and at various venues across the country. Her works include Prodigy (workshop productions through Collaborative Development Project, Two Rivers Theatre Company, and Indiana University), To Have and to Hold (produced by Prospect Theatre Company), Cinderella (commissioned and produced by the Spotlight Youth Theatre), Two Bugs are Better Than One (commissioned by the New York City Children’s Theatre, all with Willem Oosthuysen), The Artist and the Scientist (with Brandon Anderson, produced at CAP21), The Star Child (with Sarah Underwood and Josh Freilich, produced at Frenchwoods), and Awakening (with Joel B. New and J. Oconer Navarro). Her work has been featured at the Lincoln Center Songbook Series (The Lyrics of Jennifer Stafford), Prospect Theatre Company, The National Alliance for Musical Theatre Songwriter Salon, the New York Musical Theatre Festival, 54 Below, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, and numerous other NYC venues. Awards include finalist status for the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, the Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference, and the Ronald M. Ruble New Play Competition, as well as second prize in the McLean Drama Company Playwriting Competition, and the Paulette Goddard Award. She’s been an Artist in Residence at Goodspeed Musicals, CAP 21, the Ross Ragland Theatre, and the Berkshire Playwrights Theatre. Dramatists Guild member; MFA NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.