Lauren Gunderson
Lauren Gunderson's work received national praise including the Berrilla Kerr Award for American Theatre, Young Playwright's Award, Eric Bentley New Play Award, Essential Theatre Prize, and many others. She was a finalist for the Chesterfield Screenwriting Award, and winner of the Sloan Script Award. Her science-history play Emilie: Le Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life at the Petite Theatre at Cirey Tonight premieres at South Coast Rep in April 2009. She has been produced off-Broadway (Parts They Call Deep), off-off Broadway (Sus Manos), regionally (Class, The Van Gogh Café, Leap, Background, and A Short History of Nearly Everything). She has a second commission for South Coast Rep; and has been commissioned by The Alliance Theatre's Collision Project, Actors Express, Dad's Garage Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, City University of New York, and Synchronicity Performance Group. Leap was published with Theatre Emory's Playwriting Center, and her first collection of plays, Deepen The Mystery: Science and the South Onstage. She received a Sloan Science Script Award for her screenplay Grand Unification. Her astronomy short story The Ascending Life, won the Norumbega Short Fiction Award, and was be published in the anthology, The Shape of Content; her science play Background and will be published next year in ISOTOPE: A Journal of Nature and Science Writing, and her string theory poem Hook of a Number was published in the anthology Riffing On Strings. Lauren is represented by CAA, has her MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch, and is a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship working with science and stage/screen. Lauren Gunderson was awarded a Screenwriting grant at NYU in 2008 for Grand Unification

Sloan-awarded films