Craft Representatives

Jenifer Toksvig

Jenifer Toksvig

Co-Chair of the Theatre Committee

“I joined the Writers’ Guild because it’s the foundation of my tribe. I am a strongly collaborative theatre maker, and I’m driven not only to make work, but also to support others in the making of their work. Professionally, I’m a musical theatre book writer and lyricist, a space-holder/facilitator, and an advocate for musical theatre writing. I designed the MA in Writing Musicals at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. I also run The Larder, through which I provide information, support and advocacy for the musical theatre writing community.

“Under the umbrella of The Copenhagen Interpretation, I explore new ways to involve audiences in storytelling and live performance. As a bookwriter, I’m currently revising the book for Alan Menken’s musical Atina, Evil Queen of the Galaxy for Uterus, the Danish musical theatre development organisation. As a facilitator and producer, I’ve just finished Tiny Shows, a project created by 60 writers, composers and performers over a weekend, and I’m currently working with theatre maker Niall Ashdown on his immersive community theatre show A Shropshire Lad. I’m a member of The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Equity, the Independent Theatre Council, Mercury Musical Developments, Musical Theatre Network and Society of Women Writers and Journalists, and the founding member of Women Who Write Musicals. More info can be found at www.acompletelossforwords.com and on Twitter @toksvig

“My current personal projects for the Writers’ Guild include The Musical Theatre Kit, a collaborative WGGB/ Musicians’ Union publication which will signpost all the musical theatre guidelines available through both unions, and also hopefully include some informative contributions from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, Equity and the Independent Theatre Council for those who produce or self-produce.”

Above photo: Kate Griffin Photography