Laura Eason is a Brooklyn-based playwright, screenwriter and producer. Laura is the author of over twenty produced plays, both original works and adaptations. Her best-known play is Sex with Strangers, which has had over 100 productions in the United States and around the world, including England, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, and Finland.
As a television writer and producer, Laura was most recently Co-Executive Producer on Showtime's limited series The Loudest Voice, starring Russell Crowe, for which she was nominated for WGA and Golden Globe Awards. Laura made her feature film screenwriting debut with Here and Now (formerly Blue Night), starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
Laura was the Artistic Director of the Tony-winning Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago from 2000 to 2005, and remains an Ensemble Member, working with the company as a writer, director, and actor. Her Lookingglass writing credits include an adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days, which went on to have over 20 productions in the UK, before transferring to the New Victory Theater in New York City.
She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Television Academy, WGAE, AEA, SAG, SDC and ASCAP. She is an alumna of Northwestern University, the Piven Theatre Workshop and WP Playwrights Lab. A fourth generation Chicagoan, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband, actor Erik Lochtefeld, and their daughter.