Jenny Stafford (Writers Group) is an award-winning playwright, bookwriter, and lyricist. Her works include Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour (Broadway/Hamburg), The Homefront (Village Theatre Originals, Beta Series), Extended Stay (Florida Festival of New Musicals, Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat), Prodigy (CCU, CDP, Two Rivers, Indiana University), “The Artist and the Scientist” (CAP21), Awakening and Beating a Dead Horse (Bloomington Playwrights Project), Color Inside the Lines (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and Secret Hour (Prologue Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre). Her work has been featured at Lincoln Center (The Lyrics of Jennifer Stafford), Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, 54 Below, Prospect Theatre, Barrington Stage, and elsewhere. She has received commissions from the Spotlight Youth Theare and the New York City Children’s Theatre. Awards include the 2017 Reva Shiner Comedy Award, two-time finalist status for the Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre, 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 Playwriting Competition, and the Paulette Goddard Award. Artist in Residence at the Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, Goodspeed Musicals, Johnny Mercer Writers Colony. Dramatists Guild member; MFA NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.