Jessica Penzias


Jessica Penzias is a New York-based librettist and playwright.

Works include: The Show Must Go Online!: A Virtual Children's Musical (with Denver Casado and Dave Hudson, Published by Beat by Beat Press), From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (with Adam Ben-David and Christyn Budzyna, 92Y Musical Theater Development Lab), Group Scenes for Young Actors (Published by Beat by Beat Press), The Prince's New Pet (with Anthony De Angelis and Christyn Budzyna, Productions at Stimulus Children’s Theatre and Fuse Productions), BOTS! (with Casado and Budzyna, Published by Beat by Beat Press), The Fox Sisters (with De Angelis and Budzyna), Dime A Dozen (ESPA Drills Finalist), and The Whole Damn Thing (Midtown International Theatre Festival Production, Lark Playwrights' Week Finalist).

Jessica is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the Tony Award-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Librettists' Workshop, and the 92Y Musical Theater Development Lab. She was awarded the Jerry Harrington Award For Outstanding Creative Achievement in 2016. As an associate at Jill Furman Productions, Jessica aided in the development and production of HamiltonRodgers and Hammerstein's CinderellaThe Suffragists, and Freestyle Love Supreme. She holds a degree in creative writing and theatre arts from the University of Pennsylvania.