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.

Gunderson, one of the most produced playwrights in America since 2015, is currently in residency at the Marin Theatre Company where the final installment of the Pemberley trilogy is now in production. The Wickhams is now running at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park, and Miss Bennet can be seen at Sacramento’s Capitol Stage.

Her work has received national praise and awards including being a Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award finalist, a Susan Smith Blackburn finalist, a Jane Chambers Award finalist, and winner of the Berrilla Kerr Award for American Theatre, Global Age Project, Young Playwright’s Award, Eric Bentley New Play Award, and Essential Theatre Prize.

The North Bay has recently hosted productions of several other Gunderson works including The Catastrophist at Marin Theatre Company, I and You at Left Edge Theatre, Silent Sky at Ross Valley Players, and The Revolutionists at 6th Street Playhouse.

Founded in 1974, Friends of the Alameda Free Library helps support the East Bay library and its programs through volunteer activities and fundraising. Their “Friends @ Home” series has featured numerous authors including Lizzie Johnson (Paradise), Alia Volz (Home Baked), and George Takei (They Called Us Enemy).

Click HERE to register for the free webinar.

Click HERE for information on Friends of the Alameda Free Library.

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