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Laura Eason

LAURA EASON

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC  represented by Derek Zasky

Laura Eason played bass with an indie girl band, did circus tricks with members of Ringling Brothers, and served as Artistic Director of a Tony-winning Chicago theater before becoming a full-time writer. She's now author of twenty produced plays, original work and adaptation, a musical book writer and a screenwriter. Recent and upcoming credits include the play SEX WITH STRANGERS (world premiere at Steppenwolf in Chicago, off-Broadway at Second Stage in NYC, Sydney Theatre in Australia, and more than a dozen productions in the '15-16 season in the US and internationally), the book of the musical DAYS LIKE TODAY, music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler (Writers Theatre Chicago) the world premiere of HANS BRINKER AND THE SILVER SKATES (Arden Theatre, PA) and AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (St. James, London), among others. She is currently an Executive Story Editor in her third season on the writing staff of the Netflix drama, House of Cards (WGA nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series). Born and raised in Chicago, she now lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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        Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, The         Area Of Rescue         Around the World In 80 Days         Citi Moms         Coast Of Chicago         Days Like Today         Ethan         Hidden         Huckleberry Finn         In the Eye Of the Beholder         It Was Fun While It Lasted         Jack And the Collection         Lost Boy In the Ruined City         Lost In the Supermarket         Mr Smitten         Old Curiosity Shop, The         Rewind         Sex With Strangers         Stealing Glances         Tale Of Two Cities, A         Undeniable Sound of Right Now, The         Vast In-Between, The         We Live Here         When the Messenger Is Hot



Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, The

Synopsis:
Join Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher in the greatest summer adventure ever told in this imaginative, highly theatrical adaptation of Mark Twain's incomparable classic. Featuring the thrill of mischief-making, the fickleness of first love, the cold shivers that linger after an adventure gone very wrong and the unbridled joy at discovering real buried treasure, this story is for anyone who has ever been a kid and celebrates all that is grand and glorious about childhood.

Notes:
Based on the book by Mark Twain

1st Produced:
Hartford Stage, Hartford, Ct     01 Apr 2010

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0822226444

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Genre:
Childrens play

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  doubling, flexible casting

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Area Of Rescue

Synopsis:
Set in the dystopic future-in a culture of fear: the trees are being stripped and burned. ashes rain from the sky. a family deals with the aftermath of a woman being swallowed by the sea. With the proper ID card, safety is right next door. But if not in this life, then in the next
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1st Produced:
Connelly Theatre, NY     2007

Organisations:
andHow! Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Around the World In 80 Days

Synopsis:
Jules Verne's epic tale of Victorian eccentricity, romance and derring-do brought to the stage in a production that's as fast-moving and brilliant as the hero's own race against time. Precise, stiff, starched and very, very english, wealthy bachelor Phileas Fogg wagers that he can circumnavigate the globe in precisely 80 days. With his entire fortune on the line, he leaves London with just his wily manservant, 20,000 in banknotes, a change of clothing and his trusty precision pocket watch. Racing through europe, Asia and America, they jump from train to boat to elephant and back again, pausing only to save a beautiful Indian Princess from certain death and to battle bandits, buffalo, winter storms and Scotland Yard. Will they make it back to London in time? Or will a world of trouble mean that the bet is lost? And, having seen the whole world, can Fogg find his own heart?

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1st Produced:
Baltimore Centerstage     Dec 2009

Organisations:
Looking Glass Theatre

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  much doubling

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Citi Moms

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1st Produced:
Women's Project, NYC    

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Coast Of Chicago

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1st Produced:
Walkabout Theatre, Chicago    

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Music:
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Days Like Today

Synopsis:
With soaring melodies and lyrics that are by turns witty, wry and heartbreakingly poignant, Days Like Today is a new musical that explores what it takes to sustain a relationship in a world where love sometimes seems impossibleand how the first step in finding happiness might be getting out of your own way.

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Genre:
musical romantic comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  cast of 7

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Ethan

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1st Produced:
Looking Glass Theatre, Chicago    

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Genre:
Frome

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hidden

Hidden
anne Frank's diary and contemporary America

Notes:
Written by Michael Rohd And Laura eason

1st Produced:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "ethnoDrama" published by altaMira Press 2005   978-0759108134

Music:
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Genre:
Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Huckleberry Finn

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, Chicago     24 Feb 2007

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Childrens play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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In the Eye Of the Beholder

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1st Produced:
Touchstone Theatre, Pa    

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1st Published:
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It Was Fun While It Lasted

It Was Fun While It Lasted
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1st Produced:
City Theatre, Miami    

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1st Published:
in the Best Ten-Minute Plays 2011, Smith & Kraus; (June 1, 2012)   978-1575257822

Music:
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Genre:
10 min play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Jack And the Collection

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Wet, NYC    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lost Boy In the Ruined City

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Theatre Seven, Chicago    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lost In the Supermarket

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Vital theatre
NY, USA    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mr Smitten

Mr Smitten
anna comes unglued in the veterinarian's office when she discovers her beloved cat is not long for this world. Strangers find comfort and connection in this surprising comedy about pets and their people.

Notes:
part of the 2011 Humana Festival.

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Old Curiosity Shop, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Written by Raymond Fox, Laura eason And Heidi Stillman. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

1st Produced:
Looking Glass Theatre, Chicago    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Rewind

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Side Project, Chicago    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Sex With Strangers

Synopsis:
How far will you go to get what you want? Will you be the same person if you do? When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.

Notes:
part of First Look Repertory of New Work. First Look

1st Produced:
Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Chicago, Il, United States)     2009

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2014)   978-0822232544

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Stealing Glances

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Written by Rob Hartmann, Kevin Cummines, Laura eason, Laura Henry, Andrea Lepico, Kate McCleod; conceived by Lynn M Thomson

1st Produced:
Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York     2009

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Tale Of Two Cities, A

Synopsis:
This exhilarating adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel tells an epic story of vengeance and sacrifice poetically described in the famous first lines as "the best of times and the worst of times." When the French emigrant Charles Darnay returns to his native Paris to help a friend, his aristocratic past is cause for the new regime to imprison him in the infamousBastille, where he is sentenced to death by guillotine. With time running out, Darnay's friends and family desperately try to free him before the iron falls.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Chicago, Il, United States)     2004

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
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Genre:
75-80 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  5 males, 2 females, 1 either (8-40 actors possible: 5-30 males, 2-10 females)

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Undeniable Sound of Right Now, The

Synopsis:
It's 1992. Chicago. Hank is struggling to keep his legendary rock club going amid changing times and changing tastes. But when his beloved daughter, Lena, starts dating a rising star DJ, Hank must contend with the destructive power of the Next Big Thing. - See more at: http://wptheater.org/show/the-undeniable-sound-of-right-now/#sthash.NSaFIjAu.dpuf

Notes:
Nominated for The Kilroys 2015. The Kilroys is a group of playwrights and producers in LA who publish an annual industry survey of excellent new plays by female and trans playwrights. It is a tool for producers committed to ending the systemic underrepresentation of female and trans playwrights in the American theater.

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Genre:
melodrama with music

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Vast In-Between, The

Synopsis:
The revelation that her neighbor is living a secret, double life shakes married, settled Cate out of a long emotional slumber and sets her on her own journey through temptation and deception. The Vast In-Between considers marriage's long and sometimes difficult middle stretch exploring how fragile love can be.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Workshop, Denver Center     2013

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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We Live Here

Synopsis:
Eight Chicago playwrights write a play about an aspect of their life in Chicago

Notes:
Written by Scott T Barsotti; Molly Each; Laura Eason; Brian Golden; Kristin Idaszak; Kim Morris; Nick Ward; Doug Whippo

1st Produced:
Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago     01 Aug 2011

Organisations:
Theatre Seven

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Drama

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When the Messenger Is Hot

Synopsis:
Three years after Josie's mother died, no one expects her to telephone from a bus station in North Dakota. This comic study of love and letting go gives a look at the disparity between what you expect and what is delivered
- press release

Notes:
adapted from Elizabeth Crane's collection of short stories

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Steppenwolf Theater Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  4            Other:  -

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