“If Kerrigan and Lowdermilk aren’t the best young songwriting team in the country, they’re right up there with other candidates – as is implied by the many awards they’ve already gathered.” - David Finkle, Huffington Post


Samantha Brown balances on the edge of her future, car keys in hand. As she sits in the driver's seat, she faces a choice: will she follow in her mother's footsteps, take the dare of her impetuous best friend and chart a new path?

The Mad Ones' story of two girls in a car overcoming their grief has inspired a bestselling cast album, thousands of performance videos, viral fan-art, and over 20 million views.

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“Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk are the Rihanna of musical theater. Just as the Barbadian pop goddess releases hit song after hit song [...] which have gained them a rabid online following. Kerrigan and Lowdermilk have connected with the millennial fan base like no other musical theater writers; they’re the official composers of the Internet.” - Curtis Russell


Through a groundbreaking hybrid license, theater companies can create public content to reach new digital audiences, while keeping the full digital production behind a paywall. Additionally, individual artists are encouraged to create digital shorts without needing a license.

The Mad Ones Lab will facilitate discussions with top artists from Broadway, film, television and animation about the process of making digital theatre, and provide participants with access to designers, coders, musicians, production resources, rehearsal / performance tracks and collaborators around the world.

As a female writer (Kait) and a trans + gender nonconforming writer (Brian), we believe in the internet as a way to expand access to theater and elevate new perspectives. We'll both be on hand to approve text and music changes that accommodate your production and performers' needs.

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Kait Kerrigan

KAIT KERRIGAN (she/her) is an award-winning lyricist, bookwriter, and playwright. Off-Broadway: THE MAD ONES (fka THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SAMANTHA BROWN), HENRY & MUDGE, with composer Brian Lowdermilk. She has written book and lyrics for the immersive house party THE BAD YEARS, REPUBLIC, UNBOUND, IRENA; and lyrics for ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER & FRIENDS, and EARTHRISE. Her plays include FATHER/DAUGHTER, DISASTER RELIEF, IMAGINARY LOVE, and TRANSIT. Her work has been developed by La Jolla, Kennedy Center, Theatreworks/Silicon Valley, Primary Stages, Goodspeed, and others. Awards: Kleban, Larson, Theatre Hall of Fame Most Promising Lyricist. Alumna of Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Page 73's I-73, BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and Barnard College.


Brian Lowdermilk

MX. BRIAN LOWDERMILK (they/them or she/her) is a queer, gender non-conforming musical theater writer, YouTube creator, songwriter, and dramatist. Off-Broadway: The Mad Ones (fka The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown) and Henry and Mudge, which toured the country for over a decade. Other musicals include Flash of Time, an immersive art / puppet installation-musical hybrid at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog and Earthrise at The Kennedy Center in DC, and Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends, written with playwright Lauren Gunderson, which is currently touring the US. Their first album "Our First Mistake" charted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Other albums include "Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live" and “The Mad Ones” cast album. In theater, they've gotten lots of awards for emerging and mid-career artists (whatever that means) including the Larson Award, Alan Menken Award, Richard Rodgers Award, and a Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and they have held residencies at McDowell, Johnny Mercer, Theatreworks/Palo Alto and others. Upcoming projects include the immersive house party The Bad Years, Republic (w/ Michael Arden) and Kill The Boy Band (w/ Jiehae Park). They are a founder of the start-up, and a member of the Dramatist Guild and ASCAP.