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By and By

By Lauren Gunderson

World Premiere Production at Shotgun Players

Scenic: Robert Broadfoot
Lighting: Stephanie Buchner
Projection: Rebecca Longworth
Sound: Colin Trevor
Costumes: Maggi Yule
Props: Shaun Carroll
Dramaturg: Margot Melcon

“Intriguing and well produced, By and By makes a big theatrical leap and mostly succeeds in creating a vision of a time when, as Gunderson puts it, ‘impossibility becomes normal’…What Gunderson, working with director Mina Morita, crafts is a human-scale drama focusing on people directly involved in the advancement of cloning technology. Their motivations and the real-life consequences of science are at the heart of this 70-minute drama, which soars in its one-on-one relationships.”

—Theater Dogs

By and By is an interesting and exceptionally well-crafted play, emotionally grounded, and very thought-provoking.”

—SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle

“Mina Morita has directed By and By with a superb sense of dramatic tension and comic rage.”

—My Cultural Landscape

“Science fiction seems rather uncommon among theatrical plays; however, Gunderson and director Mina Morita have together brought to life an extraordinary production that magically and thrillingly transcends time and space.”

—Daily Californian

photos by Pak Han and Adam Tolbert