The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful (And Her Dog!)

Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA Production For Families
THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF DR. WONDERFUL (AND HER DOG!) by Lauren Gunderson, music by Bree Lowdermilk
July 5 - 24, 2022
Book & Lyrics by
Lauren Gunderson
Music by
Bree Lowdermilk
In memory of Zooey Jo Cohen

Dr. Wonderful and her dog, Newton, want to know why the moon changes shape in the sky every night. But how can they study the moon when it’s so far away? By blasting off into space, of course! On their amazing journey, this detective duo gathers clues to solve their lunar mystery using the powers of science, curiosity, and teamwork. Presented by Keegan’s brand for young people and families, Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA (PRK). LEARN MORE ABOUT PRK

“The clever and adventurous Dr. Wonderful and her sidekick, Newton the dog, are a pair I’d follow anywhere!”
— Christina Wallace, founding director, BridgeUp: STEM at the American Museum of Natural History
Lauren Gunderson. Photo by Bryan Derballa
Book & Lyrics
Lauren Gunderson

LAUREN GUNDERSON has been one of the most produced playwrights in America since 2015 topping the list twice, including 2019/20. She is a two-time winner of the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for I and You and The Book of Will, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s Residency with Marin Theatre Company. She studied Southern Literature and Drama at Emory University, and Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. She co-authored the Miss Bennet plays with Margot Melcon, and her play The Half-Life of Marie Curie is available on Her work is published at Playscripts (I and You; Exit Pursued By A Bear; The Taming and Toil And Trouble), Dramatists Play Service (The Revolutionists; The Book of Will; Silent Sky; Bauer, Natural Shocks, The Wickhams and Miss Bennet) and Samuel French (Emilie). Her picture book Dr Wonderful: Blast Off to the Moon is available from Two Lions/Amazon. She is currently developing musicals with Ari Afsar, Dave Stewart, and Joss Stone.

Bree Lowdermilk
Bree Lowdermilk

BREE LOWDERMILK (they/them or she/her) is a queer, gender non-conforming writer and composer. Their musicals include The Bad Years, Henry & Mudge, The Mad Ones (fka The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown), Republic, Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends and the albums Our First Mistake and Kerrigan-Lowdermilk: Live. Bree received the Alan Menken Award and the Richard Rodgers Award for Red written with librettist Marcus Stevens. She is an alumna of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, co-founder of the start-up, and a member of the Dramatist Guild and ASCAP.