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Lauren Gunderson at her home in San Francisco in 2016. (Ben Margot/AP)
Lauren Gunderson at her home in San Francisco in 2016. (Ben Margot/AP)
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Every year, American Theatre magazine compiles a list of the most-produced playwrights in regional theaters across the U.S. And for the past two years, after William Shakespeare, that playwright is Lauren Gunderson.

Never heard of her? Chances are, a play by the 36-year-old San Francisco-based writer is being done at theater near you. Reporter Jeff Lunden (@jefflunden) offers this profile.

This segment aired on April 20, 2018.

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