Laura Shamas was born in Oklahoma, and has lived in various places across the U.S., including Tulsa, Los Angeles, and Denver. She is a writer and cultural mythologist. As a playwright, Shamas has had twenty plays produced, nine published, and is included in four anthologies. She has won numerous awards, including a 2007 Aurand Harris Fellowship from the Children's Theatre Foundation of America, a Drama-Logue Award for Playwriting, a Marquee Award, an Edinburgh Fringe First Award for Outstanding New Drama, the Warner Brothers Award, and a Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation Grant. Her plays have been produced in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. In America, productions of her work have appeared in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Denver, and other cities. Her book We Three: The Mythology of Shakespeare's Weird Sisters was published in 2007 by Peter Lang USA.