Will a Miss America contestant, a liberal blogger, and a conservative senatorial staffer successfully re-write the Constitution and resolve partisan politics? Worth a shot, right? Lauren Gunderson is, it again with an outrageous political farce with laughs for both sides of the aisle. Two political rivals, a beauty queen, and a kidnapping. American politics just got delightfully absurd.


Lauren M. Gunderson is the most produced playwright in America of 2017, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award, the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, she is also a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s 3-Year Residency with Marin Theatre Company. She studied Southern Literature and Drama, Emory University, and Dramatic Writing, NYU’s Tisch School where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. Her work has been commissioned, produced and developed, companies across the US including South Cost Rep (Emilie, Silent Sky), The Kennedy Center (The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful And Her Dog!), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The O’Neill, The Denver Center, San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre, Synchronicity, Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, TheatreWorks, Crowded Fire and more. She co-authored Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley with Margot Melcon, which was one of the most produced plays in America in 2017. Her work is published, Playscripts (I and You, Exit Pursued By A Bear, The Taming, Toil And Trouble), Dramatists (The Revolutionists, The Book of Will, Silent Sky, Bauer, Miss Bennet) and Samuel French (Emilie). Her picture book Dr Wonderful: Blast Off to the Moon was released by Two Lions / Amazon in May 2017. LaurenGunderson.com and @LalaTellsAStory

Cast + Crew

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Kelly Criss


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Jimmica Collins


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Caroline Arapoglou


Julie Skrzypek

Stage Manager

Kyra Cohen

Assistant Stage Manager

Courtney Loner

Production Manager

Lisa Green

Facilities Manager

Shannon Robert

Scenic Designer

Elisabeth Cooper

Lighting Designer

Cole Spivia

Costume Designer

Dan Bauman

Sound Designer

Jillian Haughey

Properties Designer

Matt Brohammer

Master Carpenter

Matt Brohammer


Jonathan Horne

Fight Choreography

Angela Aquino

Graphic Designer

Kathy Janich