“Minnesota” is a political musical comedy about a struggling 30-something mom who tries to reclaim her life…by stealing her teenage daughter’s identity and going to high school in her place.

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Sara Wordsworth


Awards: Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, BMI Harrington Award; nominations: Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Off Broadway Alliance, Lucille Lortel.  Recent: the Off-Broadway/Broadway-bound “In Transit; “Dear Albert Einstein”; “High School Confidential” (Dramatic Publishing).  Current: developing content for Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment; writer’s residency at CAP21 for “Minnesota”; BMI Workshop Steering Committee.  Also an accomplished performer and teaching artist, proud member: AEA, Dramatists Guild.


Russ Kaplan


Russ Kaplan is one of the creators of “In Transit” (Primary Stages), which received eleven nominations for Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards. His work with lyricist Sara Wordsworth includes “Dear Albert Einstein” (NYC Children’s Theater; Off Broadway Alliance nominee “Best Family Show”), “Shortstack” (York Theatre’s 4@15 series), and songs for the play “High School Confidential” (Dramatic Publishing). His debut jazz album was recently released on Ropeadope Records.


Daniel John Kelley


Daniel John Kelley is a playwright, opera nerd and Brooklyn native. His plays and musicals have been seen in the NY Fringe, and developed by MCC, Resonance Ensemble, Open Gate Theatre, Northwoods Ramah Theatre, the Gallery Players, the Irondale Center, the Brooklyn Lyceum and others. His work has also been seen in Ireland, Australia and Nepal. He received his BA from Sarah Lawrence, and his MFA from Hunter College where he studied with Tina Howe.