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Jenny Giering

Jenny Giering’s current musical commissions include Summerland (book by Sean Barry & Laura Eason, lyrics by Sean Barry, directed by Amanda Dehnert) for Chicago Shakespeare Theater; and Alice Bliss (book by Karen Hartman, lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Mark Brokaw) for Playwrights Horizons. Her other scores include: The Mistress Cycle (produced at Apple Tree Theater, New York Musical Theater Festival); Crossing Brooklyn (commissioned and produced by The Boston Music Theater Project, also produced by The Transport Group; Kleban Award for best libretto); Alice Unwrapped (commissioned by Premieres, Inc. and produced at the Zipper Theater with Jennifer Damiano); and Saint-Ex (2011 World Premiere at The Weston Playhouse Theater Company, Weston VT, Weston Playhouse New Musical Award, ASCAP/Dreamworks Musical Theater Workshop, Sundance’s White Oak Workshop).

Her incidental scores include The Tempest (Shakespeare Theater, directed by Ethan McSweeney), As You Like It (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, directed by Gary Griffin) Elizabeth Rex (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, directed by Barbara Gaines), and Silent Sky (Theaterworks/Palo Alto, written by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Meredith McDonough). She began work on a one-woman musical What We Leave Behind at the Sundance Theater Institute’s Theater Makers Residency in 2016. For more info, visit: www.jennygiering.com.

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Comparing Notes
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Comparing Notes

A Conversation with Jenny Giering

8 July 2017

In the final installment of the series, Donald Sanborn III talks with composer Jenny Giering about her experience and creative process.