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Playwright Lauren Gunderson to Visit MCC


Please join us for playwright Lauren Gunderson’s visit to MCC this semester! Gunderson and/or MCC students will read scenes from her work Thursday, March 9, at 7 PM, in Monroe A of the Warshof Conference Center, followed by conversation and book-signing. The following day, Gunderson will lead a special playwriting workshop for the MCC community on Friday, March 10, at 12 PM, in 8-200.

Lauren Gunderson is one of the most produced playwrights in America, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s 3-Year Residency with Marin Theatre Co. 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. 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). She is a Playwright in Residence at The Playwrights Foundation, and a proud Dramatists Guild member. She is from Atlanta, GA, and lives in San Francisco.  LaurenGunderson.com <https://laurengunderson.com/>  and @LalaTellsAStory.

This event is sponsored by Creative Arts, The Sixth Act, and Liberal Arts. Please contact Maria Brandt at mbrandt@monroecc.edu <mailto:mbrandt@monroecc.edu>  with any questions.

Maria Brandt
English/Philosophy
01/18/2017