Q&A with Lauren Gunderson: Putting Science on Stage
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.