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Lauren has been one of the most produced playwrights in America since 2015, topping the list thrice including 2022/23. 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 a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She is a playwright, screenwriter, musical book writer and children's author who lives in San Francisco. She graduated from NYU Tisch as a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship.

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[West End, 2023]



I and You, Playwright (59E59 Theaters / Theatre A)

Bauer, Playwright (59E59 Theaters / Theatre A)

The Catastrophist, Playwright (streaming)

The Time Traveller’s Wife, Librettist (Storyhouse in Chester, 2022)

Justice, Librettist

Toil And Trouble, Playwright

The Revolutionists, Playwright

The Book of Will, Playwright

Silent Sky, Playwright

Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, Playwright

Miss Bennet, Co-author

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Shakespeare & Company to Present GEORGIANA & KITTY: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY This Holiday Season

A lively, costumed reading of Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley, a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, comes to Shakespeare & Company. Don't miss this special holiday treat!

Katy Sullivan to Star in RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s Richard III. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

THE WICKHAMS Comes to ActorsNET This Week

ActorsNET is revisiting the Pemberley estate with Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s THE WICKHAMS, a companion piece to last season’s “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.”  Jane Austen’s beloved characters take the Heritage Center stage once again from December 1 to December 17. 


There is a distinct charm to GEORGIANA AND KITTY that makes the audience feel like they are invited for Christmas at Pemberly. You get a true sense these actors are welcoming you to their world, and it’s a place that is joyously cozy for the holidays.

THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Comes to Blackfriars Theatre in December

Travel back to Pemberley with Blackfriars Theatre (795 East Main Street) for The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, running December 8th - 30th. 

Shadowland Stages to Present MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Next Month

SHADOWLAND STAGES will present the beloved holiday production 'Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,' a delightful sequel to Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' that hilariously reunites cherished characters for a festive celebration.


Main Street Theater has extended the run of GEORGIANA AND KITTY: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY. Find out more about this holiday production.

Artists Urge Support as TheatreWorks Reaches 95% Of Goal

As the clock ticks down on its “Save TheatreWorks Now” campaign, famed theatre makers are joining the push to put TheatreWorks Silicon Valley over the top.

Denver Center Theatre Company Announces Playwrights For The 18th Annual Colorado New Play Summit

The Denver Center Theatre Company has announced playwrights, dates, and details for the 2024 Colorado New Play Summit (CNPS). The 18th annual festival will take place over one weekend on February 24-25, and feature readings of new plays by Terence Anthony, Nina McConigley and Matthew Spangler, Andrew Rosendorf, and Vauhini Vara. The festival will also feature 2022 CNPS World Premieres, Cebollas by Leonard Madrid and Rubicon by Kirsten Potter.


Main Street Theater (MST) continues its popular holiday tradition of the Pemberley plays with the latest in the series by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon: Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley.

Bryn Boice Directs THE BOOK OF WILL With Hub Theatre

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publishing of Shakespeare's First Folio, Hub Theatre Company of Boston will close its season with Lauren Gunderson's The Book of Will, directed by Elliot Norton Award winner Bryn Boice.

I AND YOU By Lauren Gunderson to be Presented at Compass Rose Theater

In this award-winning play, two classmates bond over a shared assignment on Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, revealing a deeper mystery that connects them.

Review: THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE, Apollo Theatre

Premiering at the Storyhouse in Chester last year, the new musical has now made its West End home at the Apollo.

Video: Watch the New Trailer for THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE: THE MUSICAL

An all new trailer has been released for the West End production of The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical. The world premiere production of The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical opens at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End tonight, Wednesday 1 November.

OpenStage Theatre Partners with Poudre Libraries for THE BOOK OF WILL

OpenStage Theatre partners with Poudre Libraries for The Book Of Will, a nonprofit production raising awareness and funds for a local organization.

Alleyway Theatre to Present National Reading of ENOUGH! PLAYS TO END GUN VIOLENCE

For the second year, Alleyway Theatre will join theatres across the country to produce ENOUGH! PLAYS TO END GUN VIOLENCE on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 7:00pm. Get all the details here.

Photos: First Look at THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE, Starring David Hunter and Joanna Woodward

The world premiere production of The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical, based on the best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger and the New Line Cinema film, with screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, will open at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End on 1 November. Check out production photos here!

THE WITCHES Leads our Top Ten Shows for November

The nights may be getting longer and darker, but the West End is bright with fabulous new productions this November.

GEORGIANA & KITTY: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Comes to Capital Stage This Holiday Season

Welcome back to the Pemberley Estate of Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s holiday hit trilogy - CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY!

Lynn Nottage, Lauren Gunderson, Roger Q. Mason & More to Take Part in THE DRAMATISTS GUILD PRESENTS: TALKBACK Season 5

The Dramatists Guild of America will present season five of The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK.


Lauren Gunderson has written 3 shows including Natural Shocks (Playwright), The Half-Life of Marie Curie (Playwright), Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight (Playwright).

Lauren Gunderson has been nominated for several awards. She was nominated for the John Gassner Playwrighting Award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her play "I and You." She was also nominated for The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical at the Helen Hayes Awards, again for her play "I and You."

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