Lauren Gunderson

Plays at City Lights: Exit, Pursued by a Bear (2015); I and You (2016); Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (written with Margot Melcon) (2017); Silent Sky (2019); The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley (written with Margot Melcon) (2019).

Lauren has been one of the most produced playwrights in America since 2015, topping the list twice, including 2019/20. She is a two-time winner of the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for I and You and The Book of Will, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s Residency with Marin Theatre Company. She studied Southern Literature and Drama at Emory University, and Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. She co-authored the Miss Bennet plays with Margot Melcon. Her work is published at Playscripts (I and YouExit, Pursued By A Bear ; The Taming and Toil And Trouble ), Dramatists Play Service (The Revolutionists ; The Book of Will ; Silent Sky ; Bauer ; Natural Shocks ; The Wickhams ; and Miss Bennet ) and Samuel French (Emilie ). Her picture book Dr Wonderful: Blast Off to the Moon is available from Two Lions/Amazon.

The cast of “Silent Sky.” Photo by Taylor Sanders.

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