Launch Your Libretto: MT Writing for Playwrights


Led by award-winning bookwriter, lyricist, and playwright Kait Kerrigan, this workshop is an in-depth look at how playwrights can write and structure their first musical.

Join award-winning bookwriter, lyricist, and playwright Kait Kerrigan for an interactive workshop exploring the in’s and out’s of crafting a musical theatre piece. This master class session is ideal for playwrights looking to make the leap from writing non-musical plays to writing a libretto.

In this 90 minute workshop, Kait will teach you:

  • Universal Storytelling Strategies as they Apply to Musicals
  • How to Make a Song Function in a Dramatic Context
  • Musical Theatre as “Epic Theatre” and The Use of Theatrical Device
  • PLUS – registrants will walk away from the workshop with a short pitch idea for a new original musical!

Register today for Launch Your Libretto: MT Writing for Playwrights!

Date: Wednesday, August 8th
Time: 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Midtown NYC

Exact location will be sent to registrants.

*Spots are EXTREMELY LIMITED given the exclusive nature of this event.*


Kait Kerrigan is an award-winning bookwriter, lyricist, and playwright. Off-Broadway: THE MAD ONES, HENRY AND MUDGE. Other musicals with Brian Lowdermilk include: THE BAD YEARS, REPUBLIC, UNBOUND, ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER AND FRIENDS; as well as two top-charting albums OUR FIRST MISTAKE and KERRIGAN-LOWDERMILK LIVE. Plays include FATHER/DAUGHTER, DISASTER RELIEF, IMAGINARY LOVE, and TRANSIT. Her musicals and plays have been developed at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris, La Jolla, Theatreworks/Silicone Valley, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre, Page 73, Lark, Primary Stages, Weston Playhouse, and others. Awards: Kleban, Larson, Theatre Hall of Fame Most Promising Lyricist. Alumna of Dramatists Guild Fellow, Page 73’s I-73 writer’s group, Barnard College, BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop. Co-founder with Lowdermilk of the self-publishing sheet music start-up,, @kaitkerrigan on all social media.