Lauren Gunderson returns home. Having grown up at Oakhurst (where she was lifted up by Jim Brooks), Lauren is now the most produced playwright in America for 2016. Winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, she was also a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting,
Her work has been commissioned, produced and developed at companies across the US including South Cost Rep (Emilie, Silent Sky), The Kennedy Center (The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful And Her Dog!), The O'Neill, The Denver Center, Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, TheatreWorks, Crowded Fire, San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre, Synchronicity, Olney Theatre, Geva and more. Her work is published at Playscripts (I and You, Exit, Pursued By A Bear, and Toil And Trouble), Dramatists (Silent Sky, Bauer) and Samuel French (Emilie).