Playwright, Librettist, Screenwriter

Writers Phillip Palmer, Stacey Luftig and Jennie Redling at a rehearsal for the NAMT presentation of My Heart is the Drum with music director Joe Church. Photo by Ric Kallaher

A podcast reading of Jennie’s award-winning play, Gone Astray was aired by Pittsburgh’s 12 Peers Theatre in their 2016 Modern Myths New Play Series. Among the theatres where her plays were read or produced are New Jersey Repertory Theatre, Soho Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Mint Theater, Urban Stages, Abingdon Theatre, The Barrow Group and Penguin Repertory Theater.

Jennie is a finalist for the 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant, was a finalist for the 2016 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater, the Arts & Letters Prize for Drama, the Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award, the Actors Theatre of Louisville Ten-Minute Play Competition and The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Jennie’s screenplays include Zone One with Mark V. Olsen and The Six Candles. Her monologues and scenes are published in Smith & Kraus’s Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20’s, Monologues at the Heart of Human Nature, Volume I and Volume II and Scenes from a Diverse World.


Jennie is an alumnus of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, The Actors Studio Playwrights-Directors Unit, the International Centre for Women Playwrights, AEA and SAG-AFTRA.  She is a counselor with the Center for Safety and Change, Rockland County, New York serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Jennie Redling is a recipient of BMI’s Jerry Harrington Musical Theatre Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement as a Librettist, the national Stanley Drama Award and the Arlene R. and William P. Lewis Playwriting Award for Women. She is the book writer for the musical My Heart Is The Drum (with composer Phillip Palmer and lyricist Stacey Luftig) which received a world premiere at Village Theatre directed by Schele Williams.