Jenny Stafford (Writers Group) is an award-winning playwright, lyricist, librettist, and essayist. Broadway: Cirque du Soleil’s “Paramour” (Broadway/Hamburg). Off-Broadway: “The Artist and the Scientist” (CAP21), “Two Bugs are Better than One” (New York City Children’s Theatre). Regional: “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), “Awakening,” “Beating a Dead Horse” (Reva Shiner Comedy Award Winner, Bloomington Playwrights Project), “Secret Hour” (Capital Repertory Theatre, Prologue Theatre, Virtual New Works Festival). International: “Some Kind of Weasel” (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), “Alive” (The Space UK Edinburgh, published with Pioneer Publishing), “Paramour” (Hamburg). 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. Awards: The 2017 Reva Shiner Comedy Award, an ASCAP Plus Award, two-time finalist status for the Kleban Prize, and finalist for the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, the Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference, Best Solo Performance (“Color Inside the Lines”), and the Ronald M. Ruble New Play Competition. Artist in Residence: Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, Goodspeed Musicals, Johnny Mercer Writer’s Colony. Her essays have been published in the Ponder Review, the Santa Ana Review, and the Colorado Sun. Dramatists Guild member; MFA NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.