Lauren Gunderson is a playwright, screenwriter, and short story author from Atlanta, GA, who lived in NYC before finding San Francisco. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch, where she was also a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. She has been commissioned, developed and produced at South Coast Rep (Emilie, Silent Sky, I And You), at The Kennedy Center (Dr. Wonderful), at The O'Neill Playwrights Conference (Fire Work), and had her multi-city rolling premiere of the revenge comedy Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Her plays are published by Samuel French and Playscripts, Inc. She writes for the Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal.