Polly Pen is a 1996 Obie Award winner for the score of BED AND SOFA, which received seven Drama Desk nominations and has been recorded on CD by Varése Sarabande. Her first Off-Broadway production as both composer and co-author, GOBLIN MARKET, received five Drama Desk Nominations and the BEST PLAYS Special Citation for Music Composition and Adaptation. Other works include HER LIGHTNESS (Sarasota Opera), THE DUMB CAKE (McCarter Theatre), and CHRISTINA ALBERTA’S FATHER (Vineyard Theatre), which received a Richard Rodgers Award, an Obie, and a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Music. Polly is the recipient of Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Commendation Awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Polly serves on the board of Dramatists Play Service, the council of the Dramatists Guild, and on the nominating committee of the Tony Awards. She is currently a National Theatre Artist-In-Residence at the McCarter Theatre.