Laura Eason

Laura Eason is the author of twenty plays, original work and adaptation, a musical book writer and screenwriter.

Selected productions of full length plays include Sex With Strangers (Second Stage Theatre, NYC; Signature Theatre, DC; Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago; Sydney Theatre Company, AU; published by Overlook Press); The Undeniable Sound of Right Now (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and Women's Project Theater, NYC; Rising Phoenix Rep, NYC); The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Hartford Stage, CT; New Victory Theater, NYC; People's Light & Theatre Company, PA; Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY; The Kansas City Repertory Theatre; The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Denver Center; published by DPS), and Around the World in 80 Days (New Vic and Royal Exchange, UK; Lookingglass Theatre Company; Baltimore Center Stage; published by Broadway Play Publishing).

Produced short plays include: Mr. Smitten (Humana Festival), Citi Moms (Women's Project Theater, NYC), USA-001A (American Theater Company, Chicago), Jack and the Collection (WET, NYC), Lost Boy in the Ruined City (Theatre Seven, Chicago), It Was Fun While It Lasted (City Theatre, Miami), and Lost in the Supermarket (Vital Theatre Company, NYC), among others.

She wrote the book for the musicals Days Like Today, music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler (Writers Theatre, Chicago) and Summerland, music by Jenny Giering, lyrics by Sean Barry (Chicago Shakespeare Theater commission).

Additional plays include: The Vast In-Between (Denver Center commission, also developed by Vineyard Theatre, NYC), Remarkable Invisible (Ambassador Theatre Group commission), Every Reason to Hope and Believe (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis commission), 40 Days (NEA grant, developed by New York Theatre Workshop), Plainfield Ace (developed by Two River Theater, NJ and Atlantic Theater Company, NYC) and an adaptation of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (Arden Theatre Company commission), among others.

As a screenwriter, Laura wrote on season two and three of the Emmy-winning Netflix show House of Cards. She is an Ensemble Member and former Artistic Director of Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre (2011 Regional Tony Award). In New York, she is a member of Rising Phoenix Rep, New Georges, and a Women's Project Playwright's Lab alumna. More information available at or @LeasonNYC on Twitter.

Plays by Laura Eason