On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Beth Blatt and Jenny Giering
Jonathan Larson Grants - 2000
Blatt’s lyric/book-writing has won her recognition that includes a grant from NAMT for her new musical Oneida (commissioned by the Village Theatre), the Georgia Bogardus Holof Lyricist Award (the O’Neill), the 2econd Stage Theatre Klinsky Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a Jonathan Larson Foundation grant, and a Dramatists’ Guild fellowship. Her show The Mistress Cycle (composer Jenny Giering) won The Directors’ Choice Award at NYMF, and the show was also presented at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Theatre Works Palo Alto, and Barrington Stage. Her work has been featured at NAMT (Princess Caraboo), developed at Goodspeed (Hashi with composer/lyricist Jeff Blumenkrantz), and produced by TheatreWorks USA (Island of the Blue Dolphins). Beth is founder/CEO of Hope Sings, a for-benefit music organization whose mission is to harness the power of song and story to empower, inspire and connect women around the world via various social causes. Their most recent effort is the theme song for UN Women, the new United Nations agency, for which Beth wrote the lyric. www.hopesings.net. Beth is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College and of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.