The Taming

Lauren Gunderson
Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison -- what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this hilarious, raucous, all-female "power-play" inspired by Shakespeare's Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator's aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip.
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Running Time: 85-90m
  • Cast: 3f
Reviews

Rob Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

"Gunderson's Taming is a laugh riot with some timely food for thought."

Chad Jones, Theater Dogs

"The Taming has much to offer that is pointed, thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny."

Sam Hurwitt, The Idiolect

"The most tremendously entertaining civics lesson you're likely to see."

Production History
PERFORMANCE DATES PRODUCTION GROUP LOCATION
Feb 15, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018 PopUp Theatre Fort Collins, CO
Sep 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Williamston Theatre Williamston, MI
Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
Feb 19, 2017 - Feb 19, 2017 N/A Trenton, MI
Feb 10, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017 Paradox Players Austin, TX
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 N/A (Inauguration Day Project Reading) New York, NY
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Bare Theatre (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Raleigh, NC
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 N/a (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Billings, MT
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 N/A (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Orlando, FL
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Main Street Theater (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Houston, TX
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Actor self produced reading (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Austin, TX
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 N/A (Inauguration Day Project) San Francisco, CA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 North Dakota State University (Inauguration Day Reading Project) Fargo, ND
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 The Weird Sisters Theatre Project (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Atlanta, GA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Amelia Community Theatre (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Fernandina Beach, FL
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Pussycat Productions (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 N/A (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Detroit, MI
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Elkins Park, PA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Salt and Sage Productions (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Portland, OR
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Studio of the Arts Florida (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Titusville, FL
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Silver Meteor Gallery, Inc. (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Tampa, FL
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Queensbury Theatre (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Houston, TX
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Flat Earth Theatre (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Watertown, MA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Brescia University (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Owensboro, KY
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 N/A (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Fairfield, CA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 N/A (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Greenville, NC
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 N/A (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Washington, DC
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Emory University (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Atlanta, GA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Pam McClure Theater Company Louisburg, NC
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Missouri State University (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Springfield, MO
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Pinnacle Productions At Point Park University (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 The Night Shift (Inauguration Day Project Reading) New York, NY
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 N/A (Inauguration Day Project Reading) San Francisco, CA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Grand Haven, MI
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Tenacity Theatre Collective Seattle, WA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 SHEatre: Cincinnati Women's Theatre (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Cincinnati, OH
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 The Comrades (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Chicago, IL
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Dragon Productions Theatre Company (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Redwood City, CA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 NA (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Decatur, GA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 National Opera America Center (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Brooklyn, NY
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 The Tipping Point Theatre Co (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Columbus, OH
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 The Boston Conservatory (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Boston, MA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Donna Scott Productions (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Charlotte, NC
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Three Crows Theatre (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Chicago, IL
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Warehouse Performing Arts Center (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Cornelius, NC
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Tennessee Women's Theater Project Nashville, TN
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 On The Rag (Inauguration Day Project Reading) New York City, NY
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Creighton University Fine And Performing Arts (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Omaha, NE
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Resurrection Theatre Company (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Roseville, CA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Kentucky Wesleyan College (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Owensboro, KY
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 ArkansasStaged (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Bentonville, AR
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Vernal & Sere Theatre (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Atlanta, GA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 With Interesting People (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Seattle, WA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Williamston Theatre (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Williamston, MI
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Shelterbelt Theater (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Omaha, NE
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Think PINK Productions (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Evansville, IN
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 N/a (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Staunton, VA
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Carter-Riverside High School (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Fort Worth, TX
Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 N/A (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Hattiesburg, MS
Jan 19, 2017 - Jan 19, 2017 Aspie Works Rochester, NY
Jan 18, 2017 - Jan 20, 2017 Private (Inauguration Day Project Reading) Astoria, NY
Jan 17, 2017 - Jan 17, 2017 Tenacity Theatre Collective (Inauguration Day Reading Project) Seattle, WA
Oct 28, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016 Riverside Theatre Iowa City, IA
Oct 14, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016 The ArtsCenter Carrboro, NC
Oct 14, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 Theatre Conspiracy Fort Myers, FL
Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 8, 2016 The Catamounts Boulder, CO
Sep 30, 2016 - Oct 8, 2016 DramaTech Theatre Atlanta, GA
Sep 29, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016 Next Act Theatre Milwaukee, WI
Sep 16, 2016 - Oct 8, 2016 The Catamounts Boulder, CO
Sep 9, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016 Theatre Unbound St. Paul, MN
Aug 19, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 Duke University Theater Studies Department Durham, NC
Aug 18, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016 Circle Theatre Fort Worth, TX
Jun 24, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016 Marin Shakespeare Company San Rafael, CA
May 27, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016 Shakespeare & Company Lenox, MA
Mar 31, 2016 - Apr 16, 2016 Donna Scott Productions Charlotte, NC
Nov 5, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015 Class 6 Theatre Mesa, AZ
Oct 2, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 Tennessee Women's Theater Project Nashville, TN
Sep 23, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015 The University Of Findlay Findlay, OH
May 19, 2015 - May 19, 2015 Class 6 Theatre Mesa, AZ
Oct 3, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013 Crowded Fire Theater San Francisco, CA
Oct 2, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013 ArtsWest Seattle, WA