Lauren Gunderson - Playwright
Lauren is a prolific playwright, screenwriter and short story author originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She was announced the most-produced living playwright in the United States in both 2016 and 2017 by American Theatre Magazine. Awards include the 2016 Lanford Wilson Award from the Dramatist Guild, the 2016 Otis Guernsey Award for Emerging Writer, and the prestigious 2014 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for I and You. Her work has been commissioned, produced and developed at companies across the United States including South Coast Rep, The Kennedy Center, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The O’Neill, The Denver Center, San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, and more. In 2018, she created a national campaign of theater activism with royalty-free readings of her play Natural Shocks to address domestic and gun violence against women.
Lennie Dean - Director
Lennie received an MFA in Acting from Temple University and has been part of the Sonoma County theater scene for 40 years. Currently she is the Interim Director of Education at 6th Street Playhouse where she teaches adult acting classes, manages a staff of eight teaching artists and develops theater education programs for ages four through adults. Her skills, talents, and passion have led her to teach, direct, act, produce, and work as a dramaturge in several theater companies and schools in New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. At 6th Street she co-created and directed The Tennessee Menagerie. Here she has also directed One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Happy, Silent Sky, The Children’s Hour and last year’s highly acclaimed Equus. Lennie received the 1998 Independent Eye Award for Outstanding Contributions to Theatre in Sonoma County. Working on Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists, with the dream team of a stage manager, dramaturge, costume designer, make-up artist, sound designer, lighting designer, set designer and a cast of four badass women from heaven has been thoroughly heartening and pure joy!