Laura Eason

SCREENWRITER / PLAYWRIGHT / PRODUCER

Laura is the author of more that twenty produced plays, both original work and adaptations.

They include: 


ORIGINAL WORK

REMARKABLE INVISIBLE
World premiere at Theatre by the Lake, Cumbria, UK, 2017
Commissioned by Ambassador Theatre Group
"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

UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW
World premiere, Rattlestick Theatre/WP Productions,  NYC, 2015
The Kilroys' List, 2015
Published by DPS
"For fans of both live rock music and live theater, Keegan Theatre’s production of THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW is a terrific twofer. It’s got a heart that beats like a drum kit, and it packs a wallop like a subwoofer." -- John Stoltenberg, D.C. Metro Theatre Arts

SEX WITH STRANGERS

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40 DAYS
World premiere, University of Wisconsin, 2010
Recipient of an NEA Development Grant
Developed by New York Theater Workshop and Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago

REWIND
World premiere, Side Project, Chicago, 2009
Published in Out of Time & Place:  An Anthology of Plays by 
Members of the WP Playwrights Lab, Vol. 1 

AREA OF RESCUE 
World premiere,  Andhow Theatre, NYC, 2007
Published by BPPI and Best Stage Scenes of 2008, Smith and Kraus


ADAPTATIONS


HANS BRINKER AND THE SILVER SKATES

Adapted from the novel by Mary Mapes Dodge
World premiere and commission, Arden Theatre, PA, 2016
Barrymore Nomination, Best New Work


AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
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ETHAN FROME

Adapted from the novel by Edith Wharton
World premiere and commission, Lookingglass Theatre Company, 2011
Jeff Award nomination, Best Adaptation

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
New Victory, NYC, 2012
World premiere and commission, Hartford Stage, CT; 2010,
Dozens of productions around the U.S.

Published by DPS

WHEN THE MESSENGER IS HOT

Adapted from the book of short stories by Elizabeth Crane 
World premiere, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago and 59E59, NYC,  2008
Published by BPPI

HUCK FINN

Adapted from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
World premiere, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, 2007
Published by Playscripts

OLD CURIOSITY SHOP

Co-written by Raymond Fox and Heidi Stillman adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
World premiere, Lookingglass Theatre Company, 2006
Jeff Award, Best Adaptation

COAST OF CHICAGO

Adapted from the book of short stories by Stuart Dybek
World premiere, Walkabout Theatre, Chicago, 2006
Jeff Award Nomination, Best Adaptation

A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
World premiere, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, 2004
Published by Playscripts


MUSICAL BOOKS


DAYS LIKE TODAY

With music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler
World premiere and commission by Writers Theatre, Chicago, 2014 


SHORT PLAYS


AT 7th AND 7th

Part of MORNING IN AMERICA

Primary Stages, NYC, 2017


MR. SMITTEN

Humana Festival,  Louisville, KY 2011, 
Published in Humana Festival 2011: The Complete Plays by Playscripts


CITI MOMS

Women’s Project, NYC, 2010


LOST BOY IN THE RUINED CITY

Part of WE LIVE HERE

Theatre Seven, Chicago, 2010
Jeff Nomination, New Work


USA-001A

American Theatre Company, Chicago, 2010


JACK AND THE COLLECTION

WET Theatre, NYC, 2009


IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED

City Theatre, Miami, 2010

Published in Best 10 Minute Plays, 2010-2011 by Smith and Kraus


LOST IN THE SUPERMARKET

Vital Theatre, NYC, 2007


PLAYS IN DEVELOPMENT / COMMISSIONS 


GIRL BAND

Commissioned by Second Stage Theatre, NYC


THE VAST IN-BETWEEN

Commissioned by Denver Center Theater

Kilroys' list honorable mention, 2015


PLAINFIELD ACE

Developed by Rattlestick Theatre, NYC


EVERY REASON TO HOPE AND BELIEVE

Commissioned by Repertory of St. Louis