Jenne is a musical theatre bookwriter and lyricist who is fortunate enough to work with incredibly talented composers. Whether working on comedy or drama, she loves to tell compelling character-driven stories and tends to be drawn to a strong female lead.
Jenne Wason graduated from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama/Dramatic Writing and is an alum of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. She has recently been a finalist for the Kleban Award and THEatre ACCELERATOR and a semi-finalist for SheNYC and the O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference.
Jenne has written the book and lyrics for several musicals in collaboration with composer Alan Cancelino, including The White Rose (concert - New York Musical Theatre Festival; readings - York Theatre Company, Public Theater; workshop - Wright State University) and Bingo City (concert - NYMF). The pair is currently working on Write Now, a dark comedy musical, which had a workshop reading in Fall 2023 as part of Provincetown‘s O’Neill Festival of New Works. Their songs have been performed at various cabaret venues in the US and Canada.
With composer Joseph Benoit, Jenne has written the family holiday musical Flakie as well as Winesday: The Musical + Wine Tasting. Winesday had an extended run in Niagara Wine Country with Five Cork Productions and has recently been translated into a French-language version called Vindredi. Wason and Benoit were recently awarded the Forte song commission.
Jenne is currently serving as Creative Lead on Let's Get to Know Her, a musical theatre compilation project designed to bring more representation to female-identifying game-changers throughout history.
Jenne is proud member of the Dramatists Guild and Maestra.