Lauren Gunderson

Black Box Theatre Present Area Premiere of “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 18, 2022) — The first production of The Black Box Theatre 2022 season is Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists. Described as “Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.” Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection… that ends in a song and a scaffold. Rated R for language.
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Playwright Lauren Gunderson to Participate in Free Local Webinar

If you’ve been enjoying the Christmas at Pemberley series this year (and all three productions are currently running in Northern California), you might want to avail yourself of the opportunity to hear the co-author of those shows (with Margot Melcon) live, in conversation with educator Mary Ellen Hunt. It’s part of the Friends of the Alameda Free Library’s “Friends @ Home” series and will be held from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Monday, December 13th. “Attending” is free but pre-registration is required.
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I and You by Lauren Gunderson

In the Black Box Theatre at Hood College (basement of Tatem Arts) "One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness." -

RRCC to Produce THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson

LAKEWOOD, CO - The Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) Theatre Arts and Dance Department will present The Revolutionists, written by Lauren Gunderson, on November 11-13 and 18-20 at 7PM at the Red Rocks Community College Theatre, Lakewood campus. The Revolutionists is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

CP presents The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson

The Colonial Players are pleased to announce the beginning of their Season 73, with the upcoming fall production of Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists, directed by Jennifer Cooper. The Revolutionists takes place in Paris at the height of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. It’s 1793, and time to meet four...

Playwright Interview: Lauren Gunderson, “The Catastrophist,” 2021

Lauren Gunderson, whose play The Catastrophist is currently being streamed on the Marin Theatre Company website through July 24, 2021, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. Recorded March 10, 2021. Lauren Gunderson is the most produced living American playwright, and currently several of her works can be streamed on-line. The Flats,...


Greetings from the French Revolution … where heads will roll! Coachella Valley Repertory’s Theatre Thursdays continues their online staged readings with The Revolutionists on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Pacific). An extraordinary, all-female cast has been assembled to bring to life this comedic quartet by Lauren Gunderson. The show will run two hours with a five-minute intermission. To join this presentation, visit and register.

Corona Radio Theater: Milton’s ‘Bystanders’ - Lauren Gunderson: The Catastrophist - Peter Robinson

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in Times of Corona, we feature an excerpt from the Central Works audio play Bystanders as part of our Corona Radio Theater programming, and guest host Sarah Cahill talks to playwright Patricia Milton about her play and this production. Also, an interview with playwright Lauren Gunderson about her new play The Catastrophist, a story which features award-winning virologist, and Gunderson’s husband, Nathan Wolfe, who joins the conversation. Plus, Peter Robinson reviews the Netflix productions The Dig and The Queen’s Gambit.

Bay Area arts: Lauren Gunderson, Hershey Felder have new shows

Here are two new streaming shows Bay Area theater fans should know about. Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson is an unabashed lover of all things science, so you know a little thing like a deadly global pandemic isn’t going to scare her into hiding. Sure enough, Gunderson, named America’s most-produced playwright in 2017, 2019 and 2020, is back with a new work, “The Catastrophist.” And sure enough, it’s about a scientist. And not just any scientist. The one-person play focuses on famed virologist Nathan Wolfe — her husband of eight years.