Laura Eason

SCREENWRITER / PLAYWRIGHT / PRODUCER

 NEWS / UPCOMING IN 2018/19 


BLUE NIGHT / FILM

​Blue Night will premiere in the Spotlight Narrative section  of the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018. Blue Night is directed by Fabien Constant, written by Laura Eason. Produced by Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson. (USA)  A devastating diagnosis sends a famous singer reeling through the streets of New York City in this French New Wave-inspired drama. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Simon Baker, Jacqueline Bisset, Gus Birney, Common, Taylor Kinney, Phillipa Soo, Renée Zellweger, Waleed Zuaiter.


THE ROCKS / TV

"Entertainment One has picked up television rights to Peter Nichols’ best-selling novel The Rocks, with War & Peace helmer Tom Harper on board to direct. Laura Eason ("House of Cards", Sex With Strangers) is attached to adapt the series. Harper, one of the hottest directors coming out of the UK at the moment, will produce along with Josh Varney, Ben Pugh and Eleanor Moran of 42 while La La Land producer Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones will exec produce via their Automatik banner." - DEADLINE


Remarkable Invisible / PLAY

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, UK recently present the world premiere of:

Remarkable Invisible,  FRI 11 AUGUST - Sat 4 November, 2017.  

"THIS RICH AND COMPELLING NEW PLAY FROM AWARD-WINNING WRITER LAURA EASON IS A RESONANT AMERICAN FAMILY DRAMA EXPLORING THE COMPLEX JOY, LOVE, AND DISAPPOINTMENTS ANYONE WITH A FAMILY WILL RECOGNIZE." - Theatre by the Lake


HOUSE OF CARDS - SEASON 5 / TV

Laura is a writer/producer on season 5 of "House of Cards", her 4th year on the show. The new season dropped on Netflix on May 30, 2017.  Season 5 recently received the show's 5th consecutive Emmy nomination for Drama Series.


ARound the world in 80 days / PLAY

Laura's acclaimed adaptation, originally produced and  directed by  her at Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago, will have a return engagement in the UK in 2017 after three successful runs at the New Vic (Newcastle), The Royal Exchange (Manchester), and the St. James Theatre in London.  


sex with strangers / PLAY

After lauded productions at Second Stage, NYC; Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago; Sydney Theatre, Australia; a production in Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina; a sold out run at Hampstead Theatre in London; a production in  Portuguese at Teatro das Artes in Rio, Brazil; and dozens of productions in the U.S., the play continues to have productions in 2017/2018 including:

  • Kitchen Theatre Company, Ithaca NY 
  • San Diego Rep, San Diego, CA
  • Phoenix Theatre,  Indianapolis IN  
  • Rebel and Misfits, Saint Louis MO  
  • Geva Theatre Center, Rochester NY  
  • Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Wellfleet MA  
  • Stage West Theatre, Fort Worth TX  
  • Theatre Aspen, Aspen CO 
  • American Stage, Saint Petersburg FL  
  • Capital Repertory,  Albany NY  
  • Westport Country Playhouse, Westport CT 
  •  Good Theater, Scarborough ME 
  • Renaissance Theaterworks,  Milwaukee WI  
  •  Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton OH 
  • Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kansas City MO