Q&A with Lauren Gunderson: Putting Science on Stage

Lauren Gunderson. Photo by Kristen Lara GetchallInterviewed by Joelle Seligson

This interview appeared in the 2016 year-in-review issue of Dimensions magazine.

The United States’ most produced living playwright brings stories of science into the spotlight. Lauren Gunderson first married science and the stage in Background, a production that journeys back through the life of a cosmologist and through time itself. She’s now adding science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)–oriented children’s books to her repertoire, entrancing young readers with imaginative tales tied to the scientific process. Gunderson chatted with Dimensions about why she’s driven to make audiences care about science and those who have advanced it.

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Photo by Kristen Lara Getchall