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10/22/2019
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Lauren Gunderson Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - John Gassner Playwrighting Award (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Lauren GundersonI and You
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical
Lauren GundersonI And You

Lauren Gunderson News

SILENT SKY Opens September 9 At Sierra Madre Playhouse Photo SILENT SKY Opens September 9 At Sierra Madre Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2022

Silent Sky, a play by Lauren Gunderson. will be presented by Sierra Madre Playhouse in a production directed by Barbara Schofield.

Tickets Available For Sierra Madre Playhouse's Lecture Series Photo Tickets Available For Sierra Madre Playhouse's Lecture Series
by Grace Cutler - Aug 6, 2022

The play by Lauren Gunderson celebrates the life and career of pioneering female astronomer Henrietta Leavitt (1868-1921).

CABARET, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and More Announced for OpenStage Theatre & Compan Photo CABARET, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and More Announced for OpenStage Theatre & Company Fabulous 50th Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2022

OpenStage will celebrate 50 seasons of exceptional, locally-crafted, live theatre in Northern Colorado with vibrant, revolutionary, mysterious, and adventurous theatre.

Indie Rock Musical WEIGHTLESS to Play Limited Off-Broadway Engagement at WP Theater i Photo Indie Rock Musical WEIGHTLESS to Play Limited Off-Broadway Engagement at WP Theater in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Weightless will play a limited engagement from September 17–October 16, 2022 at WP Theater, with support from piece by piece productions. The off-Broadway stage premiere of this soaring and dynamic indie rock musical follows the smash success of Weightless on screen, which was reconceived for film and live-streamed by WP in a limited run in 2021.

Alan Paul Named Artistic Director Of Barrington Stage Company Photo Alan Paul Named Artistic Director Of Barrington Stage Company
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

The Board of Trustees of Barrington Stage Company have announced that Alan Paul as the company's new Artistic Director. Paul, who is currently the Associate Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, will succeed Julianne Boyd, BSC co-founder and Artistic Director, who is retiring at the end of the 2022 season after leading the company for 27 years.

​​​​​​​Saint Sebastian Players Announce 41st Season Photo ​​​​​​​Saint Sebastian Players Announce 41st Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2022

Saint Sebastian Players have announced the company's 41st season, featuring a French romantic comedy from the '60s, a look at Shakespeare behind the scenes and a comedy set on a Broadway opening night. Performances take place at SSP's home in the lower level of St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago.

Special Events Announced For Bay Area Playwrights Festival Photo Special Events Announced For Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022

Playwrights Foundation has announced the special events for this summer's 45th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), allowing audiences members and theater industry leaders additional opportunities to engage with new theater; connect with the playwrights, directors, and artists participating in 2022 BAPF; and mingle with fellow theater lovers.

PHX Theatre Adds New Show, Single Tickets For 2022-23 Line Up On Sale Now Photo PHX Theatre Adds New Show, Single Tickets For 2022-23 Line Up On Sale Now
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022

Theatre and live performance lovers across the Valley will be thrilled by The Phoenix Theatre Company's 103rd season that kicks off Aug. 31. Tickets are on sale now for a line-up that includes nine shows ranging from classic musicals like A Chorus Line, family favorites like Cinderella and exciting new productions like The Prom.

Interview: Sharifa Yasmin of CLOSE TO HOME at Bay Area Playwrights Festival Creates Q Photo Interview: Sharifa Yasmin of CLOSE TO HOME at Bay Area Playwrights Festival Creates Queer and Arab Characters in Their Full Complexity
by Jim Munson - Jul 25, 2022

BroadwayWorld chats with playwright-director Sharifa Yasmin, whose new play 'Close to Home' is part of the 45th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, running July 29 to August 7 in a hybrid online/in-person format.

The Cherry Orchard, Silent Sky, and More To Be Presented In Burning Coal Theatre Comp Photo The Cherry Orchard, Silent Sky, and More To Be Presented In Burning Coal Theatre Company's 26th Season
by Grace Cutler - Jul 23, 2022

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present its 26th season (2022 – 2023) in Raleigh, NC.

Lauren Gunderson Videos

VIDEO: First Look At The Lyric Stag's THE BOOK OF WILL VideoVIDEO: First Look At The Lyric Stag's THE BOOK OF WILL
by Stage Tube - Mar 3, 2022

The Book of Will, by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Lyric Stage Artistic Director, Courtney O'Connor is an intimate backstage pass about a group of friends (Shakespeare's nearest and dearest in this case) who make the impossible happen and forever change the way great works of the theater are preserved for generations to come. Get a first look at the cast in action!

VIDEO: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE VideoVIDEO: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2019

Audible Theater has just released a new video that goes behind the scenes of The Half-Life of Marie Curie (their current play at the Minetta Lane Theatre), following the project's unique journey from page to stage to earbuds through the eyes of playwright Lauren Gunderson, Director Gaye Taylor Upchurch, actresses Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany, and Audible artistic producer Kate Navin and senior producer Emilia LaPenta.

BWW TV: Kate Mulgrew, Francesca Faridany & More Talk THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE VideoBWW TV: Kate Mulgrew, Francesca Faridany & More Talk THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 26, 2019

Audible Inc. has announced the world premiere of The Half-Life of Marie Curie, an Audible-commissioned work from America's most-produced living playwright Lauren Gunderson, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, and starring Obie Award winner Kate Mulgrew ('Orange is the New Black,' Equus) and Francesca Faridany (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Gulfshore Playhouse's THE REVOLUTIONISTS VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Gulfshore Playhouse's THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by Alan Henry - Jan 17, 2019

For its third production of the 2018-19 season, Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples premiere professional regional theatre, explores timely topics of equality and freedomthrough a historic and comedic lens with The Revolutionists. Written by Americas most-popular playwright, Lauren Gunderson, and set during the French Revolutions Reign of Terror, The Revolutionists tells the story of an unlikely alliance between four historical, iconic women. Directed by Gulfshore Playhouse Founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury, the French fantasy takes the stage Jan. 12 to Feb. 3.

VIDEO: Jane Austen Trivia With the Cast of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY VideoVIDEO: Jane Austen Trivia With the Cast of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is no stranger to winning stage adaptations of Jane Austen, having produced Emma in 2008 and Sense and Sensibility in 2013. However, with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, The Rep will present a new breed of Austen-inspired theatre.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at DCPA's THE BOOK OF WILL
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2016

The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson makes its World Premiere January 13 - February 26, 2017 at the at Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Ricketson Theatre.  Check out a sneak peek below!

BWW TV: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Matt Doyle Sings Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's 'Last Week's Alcohol'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 4, 2013

Today CEC is shining our spotlight on long-time writing partners Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk. Their song 'Last Week's Alcohol' was performed by Matt Doyle, talented star of stage and screen, at our concert at the Canal Room. We are thrilled to share it with all of you on Broadwayworld!


Lauren Gunderson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Lauren Gunderson written?
Lauren Gunderson has written 2 shows including Natural Shocks (Playwright), The Half-Life of Marie Curie (Playwright).

What awards has Lauren Gunderson been nominated for?
John Gassner Playwrighting Award (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for I and You and The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for I And You .