Stacey Luftig was awarded the 2016 Kleban Prize, the 2015 Fred Ebb Award, and the 2017 Jerry Bock Award based on lyrics from My Heart Is the Drum (2013 NAMT Festival, 2016 Village Theatre World Premiere). Stacey wrote book/lyrics for Understood Betsy (Jackie White Memorial National Children’s Playwriting Award, National Children’s Theatre Festival Award). Her lyrics and a monologue were also featured in the long-running Off-Broadway revue That’s Life (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination). Story of an Hour, her operetta, premiered with Portland Chamber Orchestra, and her play Jinxed, an O’Neill NPC Finalist, won first place and audience favorite at Dayton Playhouse FutureFest. Stacey has also written animated television episodes for Pinky Dinky Doo (Sesame Workshop). A five-time fellow of the VCCA and an alumnus of the BMI Composer-Lyricist Workshop, Stacey is a member of the BMI Librettists Workshop, ASCAP, And the Dramatists Guild.