is a lyricist, librettist and playwright perhaps best known for the Broadway musical LITTLE WOMEN (licensed by MTI, original cast album Sh-k-boom/Ghostlight). She is currently writing lyrics for BENNY & JOON, based on the MGM film, which has been developed at Transport Group, NAMT, The Old Globe (World Premiere Fall 2017), and, coming in Spring 2019, The Paper Mill Playhouse (East Coast Premiere). Her work has been commissioned, produced, heard, and developed widely, including by Disney Creative Entertainment (book for TOY STORY – the musical), Second Stage (lyrics for SNOW IN AUGUST, based on the Pete Hamill novel), Playwrights Horizons (book and lyrics for TRIP, an original musical; Steinberg Commission), The Kennedy Center, ASCAP Workshop, Goodspeed Johnny Mercer Colony, Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat (ALIGHT, ARISE, RETURN and BENNY & JOON), Theatreworks Silicon Valley, Lincoln Center (“Hear and Now: Contemporary Lyricists”), The DGF Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, 54 Below, The Lilly Awards at The Cutting Room, Two River Theater, and London’s Bridewell Theater. Honors include a Larson Foundation Award, two New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellowships, Massachusetts Artists Playwriting Fellowship, PEN International Honor (selected and introduced to the public by Wendy Wasserstein), and a Second Stage Klinsky Award. MFA and current faculty: NYU Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program. Member of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.