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Survival of the Storied: Why Science Needs Art and Art Needs Science - Lauren Gunderson - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Survival of the Storied: Why Science Needs Art and Art Needs Science

10/24/2015 - 7:00pm

Discovery Building

Playwright and author Lauren Gunderson, whose play Silent Sky has its Midwestern premier with the Forward Theater Company on November 5, will explore ways that science and story share a structure that begs for heroism, action, surprise, mystery and wonder. Drama is built into discovery, just as engineering underpins good drama. Discover the synchronicities of science and story: why we are always in desperate need of both, why both need each other and why telling the untold stories of science can change the world.

Lauren Gunderson

About Presenter Lauren Gunderson


Lauren Gunderson is an award-winning playwright living in San Francisco. She studied at Emory University and NYU’s Tisch School where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. Her work has been produced and developed at companies across the US including South Cost Rep (EmilieSilent Sky), The Kennedy Center (The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful And Her Dog!), Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, TheatreWorks, Crowded Fire, San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre, The Magic, Actors Express, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Second Stage, Impact Theatre, The Lark, and The O'Neill. Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight is published with Sam French. The first and second plays in her Shakespeare Cycle, Exit, Pursued By A Bear and Toil and Trouble, are published with Playscripts. She is a Playwright in Residence at The Playwrights Foundation, and a proud Dramatists Guild member.


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