Composer / Lyricist / Writer
Jen Coogan is a composer/ lyricist/ writer who started out as a performer, but began writing musicals in her desire to create more roles for women. Her short musical The Morning After.. was produced by Left Coast Theatre Company in San Francisco. She is also writing and developing the musicals Pharma Girls, The Last Open Mic, and The Oregon Trail Pages, as well as creating The Women in Theatre Project- a song cycle, featuring personal interviews and stories from some of the most influential women in theatre. Jen and her husband are co- creators of Broadway for the Boardroom, writing industrial musicals for corporate events. Her music has been featured in Vents Mag, Prelude Press, Idobi Music, Cliché Mag, and New Music Inferno, among others. Her songs have been shared on social media by Lin Manuel Miranda, and Broadway producers Ken Davenport and Jennifer Ashley Tepper. She is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, and Theatre Bay Area. Jen serves on the Board of Musical Cafe/ Play Cafe in Berkeley, where she is the creator and co-host of Musical Cafe’s monthly Song Salon; a safe space for musical theatre writers to share their new work, and build community.