Meet the Parent
New York City Children’s Theater’s Meet the Parent series is specifically designed to provide opportunities for our adult audience members to connect with us and each other around issues important to them as parents, grandparents and caretakers.
Each conversation will explore the intersection between career and parenting with an added focus on artistic careers.
Join us on Monday, March 9th at 8pm for a conversation with Broadway Musical Theater Writers Russ Kaplan & Sara Wordsworth.
Meet the Parent
Broadway Musical Theater Writers Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth | Monday, March 9th at 6:30pm
Theatre Row, a program of Building for the Arts, NY
FREE Admission for Members | $20 General Admission
Russ Kaplan is one of the creator/composers of In Transit, Broadway’s first a cappella musical. Other work includes Dear Albert Einstein (Dramatic Publishing; NYC Children’s Theater; Off Broadway Alliance nominee “Best Family Show”), Shortstack (York Theatre’s 4@15 series), and High School Confidential (Dramatic Publishing). Upcoming work includes The Elf on the Shelf (National Tour) and Dory Fantasmagory (NYC Children’s Theater). Russ has composed instrumental music for Prospect Theatre Company and immersive dance-theatre company Third Rail Projects. He is a co-producer of the In Transit Original Broadway Cast Recording (Hollywood Records). Russ is also an active jazz pianist and composer, whose concert series “Russ Kaplan’s Broadway Jazz Session” has been running for over two years; his album of original jazz The Ulysses Cycle is available on Ropeadope Records. Member DGA, BFA Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, daughter and cat.
Sara Wordsworth is the co-writer/creator of In Transit, Broadway’s 1st a cappella musical (Circle in the Square, 2016; Off Broadway at Primary Stages, 2010; MTI) and co-producer of the In Transit Original Broadway Cast Recording (Hollywood Records). For Disney, she’s written large-scale stage adaptations of Frozen, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin (Disney Cruise Line), as well as Frozen JR and Frozen KIDS (adaptations of the Broadway musical Frozen for young performers; Disney Theatrical/MTI). Other writing credits include The Elf on the Shelf –A Christmas Musical (US Tour, Mills Entertainment/CCA&B), the published musicals Dear Albert Einstein and High School Confidential (Off Broadway; Dramatic Publishing), and Dory Fantasmagory (NYC Children’s Theatre, 2020). In development: The Clearwaters, an indie-rock musical. Awards: Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Best Theatrical Production Worldwide 2018, BMI Harrington-Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre (Librettist). Nominations: Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Off Broadway Alliance, Lucille Lortel. Residencies: Eugene O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference, University of Oklahoma, CAP21. Sara has also developed treatments, songs and content for various regional theaters, performing arts organizations, educational institutions, recordings, publications, and charities, and has been a consultant for major entertainment organizations worldwide. She sits on the Steering Committee and is an instructor for the Tony-Honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., Actors’ Equity Association, and is a BMI Affiliate Artist. Sara lives in New York City with her husband and young daughter. www.SaraWordsworth.com.