Jahnna Beecham


Jahnna Beecham is a playwright, author, director and actress. Her plays include: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical (Broadway Licensing/Playscripts)  Dogpark the Musical (Samuel French), Chaps! and Chaps: A Jingle Jangle Christmas (Samuel French) Holmes and Watson Save the Empire (Ovation award winner in Vancouver, BC for Best Small Cast Ensemble Musical), The Doll People. Under the pen name, Jahnna N. Malcolm, she and her husband Malcolm Hillgartner, have written more than 130 books for Scholastic, Bantam, Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins and Random House. Recent work:  Directing The Odd Couple for Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (2018); Co-author Living With Dying:  A Complete Guide for Caregivers (2017); Editor and contributing writer for The National Geographic Science Encyclopedia (2016) The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical (2016). Websites:  Bestchristmaspageantevermusical.com, Jahnnanmalcolm.com, alliekazan.com, parcelfromamericamusical.com