Lauren Gundrum is a NYC-based lyricist and librettist. Lauren wrote the book and lyrics for PharmaBro: An American Douchical! (music by Joel Esher), which is currently running Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre, from May 11th-June 17th, 2017. PharmaBro had a sold-out developmental run at The Workshop Theatre during the 2016 Midtown International Theater Festival. PharmaBro has been featured in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and Peter Filichia’s Broadway Radio Podcast among others.
Lauren was nominated for the MITF Outstanding Playwright Award, is a member of the Dramatist Guild, and a participant in the Lehman Engel BMI Musical Theatre Songwriting Workshop as a lyricist. She is currently writing the book and lyrics for a new musical called Snowflake Island, which is an adaptation of the “Pleasure Island” chapters of The Adventures of Pinocchio (music and lyrics by Alex Ratner).
A graduate of Duke University, Lauren minored in music, focusing on violin performance, and began studying musical theatre writing through the Einhorn School of Performing Arts at Primary Stages after moving to NYC.