Jenifer writes book & lyrics for musicals, both adapted and original stories. She is The Copenhagen Interpretation, a graduate of the Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and a Professional Writer Associate of Mercury Musical Developments (MMD). She also teaches musical theatre writing craft, and general aspects of the art of storytelling and collaboration, and has written guidelines on business aspects of the musical theatre writing business that are used by MMD and the Writers Guild of Great Britain. Here's a full biography.
Click on the images or show titles below, or to the right, to read and listen to more. She can also be found on blogger and twitter.

The Larder
A dynamic online resource for musical theatre writers, composers and other makers of musicals, facilitated by Jenifer under the umbrella of The Copenhagen Interpretation.
Check out our blog at The Larder to find out more about the work we're doing to support and nurture new musical theatre.

After some brilliant workshops with musical theatre performance students at the Royal Academy of Music, Jenifer is writing a series of new mini-musicals based on folklore and superstition, with some spectacular storytelling collaborators who are more usually found crafting novels, including Joanne Harris and Stella Duffy.
Featuring bees, whales, horses and hounds, this series of six shows is an exploration in collaboration, and in the devising and crafting of new stories told with music and song.

Hitler's Canary
The Copenhagen Interpretation of Hitler's Canary continues development that began this year with the support of the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
After three weeks of initial research and development in Denmark and Watford, the next stage of development will see the show presented as a museum installation. More news soon! See the show page for more info on how to get involved.

The Nutcracker
This brand new one-act musical stage adaptation of the classic ETA Hoffman tale and Tchaikovsky ballet, written in collaboration with composer David Perkins, will soon be available for performance by schools and youth groups. (Illustration by the incredible Ben Norton Davies.)
The Queen of Snow
In other Christmassy news, a new version of Toksvig/Rudd's tale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen is going into final development in February 2013.

Jenifer and director Alan Sharpington are using devising workshops to explore the story of Red Riding Hood. This show will be an open air, physical musical theatre project, with live and acoustic folk music, aimed at festival presentation.

Legacy is a multi-platform transmedia project inspired by the life of naval hero Horatio Nelson. Songs from this project will be featured on board HMS Victory in July 2013, for a charitable event to raise money for The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children's Fund, the only charity dedicated to supporting the children of those working for the Naval Services.

Hatch, another multi-platform project, brings to life the world of Geraldine McCaughrean's novel The Stones Are Hatching.
A transmedia explosion of narrative from a core of short films into a broad immersive live experience, this story takes place in a world in which there's no such thing as no such thing…