Sad Indie Love Song


Sad Indie Love Song

A play about a boy and a girl and a fridge and another girl. Maybe.


Show Block B - Thu 8/31 9pm, Sun 9/3 7pm, Wed 9/6 9pm, Sat 9/9 7pm

Written by Steve McMahon

Directed by Benjamin Viertel; Produced by Lianne Kennedy, Featuring Natalie Donahue, Declan Maloney Drummond, and Shawna Wigney. 


Steve McMahon is an award-winning Scottish actor and writer based in Brooklyn. His plays have been developed and produced at IRT Theater, Origin Theatre Company, Fundamental Theater Project, Nylon Fusion, The Arctic Group, Between Us Productions and Big Apple Theater Festival in NYC and the Traverse Theatre, Village Pub Theatre, Bite-Size Plays, Strangetown and Ineffect in Scotland, including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has been published by Smith & Kraus and The Dionysian. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and co-founder and editor of the playwriting magazine, The Dionysian. As an actor, he graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he won the Lawrence Langner Award for Voice & Speech and has performed Shakespeare, 20th century classics, new plays and children's theatre.


Natalie Donahue McMahon (Cat 2)

Natalie Donahue graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2015 and performed as a member of their Company program through 2016. She most recently was seen in Random Access Theatre's season 'Resistance and Rebellion in Rep' playing Ismene in a new adaptation of Antigone. She also had the fortune of performing in one of Steve McMahon's other works, Settling in a reading at Origin Theatre Company's Annual Cultural Symposium. Love and thanks to Steve and the Dionysian.

Declan Maloney Drummond (Chris)

Declan has acted in Burying Your Brother In The Pavement (National Theatre Youth Connections) and Off-Off Broadway production of Ashes To Ashes (Invisible Girl Theatre Co.). He is also the Editor-In-Chief of The Dionysian literary magazine.

Shawna Wigney (Cat 1)

Originally from Canada and the Cayman Islands, Shawna is a graduate of the two-year conservatory and company program at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. As well as a performer, she is a co-founder and editor of NY-based literary journal, The Dionysian.


Benjamin Viertel (Director)

Benjamin is a freelance director based in New York City, born in France and raised in South Florida by German and Italian parents. Upcoming: Grindr The Musical (UK and Italian tour). Past: The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (New Ohio Theater), Fireface (The Brick), Clipped (Atlantic Stage II), Kragtar: A Monster Musical  (Peoples Improv Theater), Sad Indie Love Song (IRT Theater), Crimes of the Heart and Avenue Q (Bristol Valley Theater); and award-winning webseries [Blank] My Life. Benjamin has worked with BAM, Roundabout Theater Company, Huntington Theater Company, The New Group, and The Civilians. Member of Kennedy Center Director’s Lab, MTC’s Directing Fellow, The Civilian’s R&D Group, and Resident Artist at The Brick and Abrons Arts Center. Co-founder and Artistic Director of Third Space. Education: Carnegie Mellon University.

The Dionysian (Producer)

The Dionysian is an international playwriting magazine, that aims to highlight emerging and established playwrights of all genres and backgrounds through a quarterly publication and online content.

Lianne Kennedy (Producer)

Lianne is a Scottish NYC-based theater marketer, administrator and producer, and currently works as Director of Marketing at the New York Musical Festival. Prior to moving to the USA, Lianne was Production Administrator at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, and worked as Producer of Sanitise, a Fringe First Award-winning physical theater piece by Melanie Jordan and Caitlin Skinner during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 and subsequent Scottish tour. In NYC, Lianne recently produced The Dudleys! A Family Game (NYC Premiere, HERE) in October 2016.

Paul Hudson (Lighting Designer)

Paul is thrilled to be joining the team on sad indie love song and return for his second production at IRT (previously: Novacation). Recent - Lucky Stiff (BVT), Henry V and Cymbeline (Juilliard Drama Division), Cracked Orlando (Juilliard CIA), The Cheesemonger's Invitational, Sorry (Shook Ones).  Upcoming: Lonely Planet (Keen Co.), Affections of an Alleycat and Call it Clover (New Brooklyn Theater), eVirtuosos (Juilliard CIA)


Managing Artistic Director, Press Liaison

Managing Artistic Director, Graphic Designer, Tech Liaison

Production Director, House Manager

Associate Producer, House Manager

Associate Producer, Social Media Guru

WILL JENNINGS (Tech Director) is a production manager and tech director working in New York.  Recent productions include Butterfly (Heartbeat Opera), Carmen (Heartbeat Opera), Hunger Artist (The Tank), Streepshow (The Tank), and Mother of Invention (Abingdon Theatre Company).  Will is the Managing Director of Critical Point Theatre and the Assistant Technical Director at Columbia.