Episode #17: The Science of Drama

We talk with Lauren Gunderson, who is the most produced living playwright in America this year, as well the winner of this year’s New Dramatists’ Lanford Wilson Award, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s 3-Year Residency with Marin Theatre Company. Lauren has written many plays about science, including Ada and the Memory Engine, Leap, and The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog. We discuss the mathematics of playwriting, the powerful effect of metaphors when it comes to scientific discovery, the Bechdel Test (and, spoiler alert: how nearly all of Lauren’s plays pass it) and how science makes for thrilling drama.

Listen to The Science of Drama.

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