Laura Eason is the author of twenty plays (original work and adaptation), a musical book writer and a screenwriter. Her play THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW will be produced in NYC in March 2015 in a Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women’s Project Theater co-production. Recent productions include: SEX WITH STRANGERS (2ST, NYC; Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago; Sydney Theatre, AU; Signature Theatre, DC; published by Overlook Press); THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (Hartford Stage, CT; New Victory, NYC; People’s Light, PA; Actor’s Theatre, KY; KC Rep; St. Louis Rep; Denver Center, published by DPS), AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (New Vic and Royal Exchange, UK; Lookingglass Theatre; Baltimore Centerstage; published by Broadway Play Publishing) and the musical DAYS LIKE TODAY, music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler (Writers Theatre, Chicago). As a screenwriter, Laura was on the writing staff of season two and three of the Emmy nominated Netflix drama HOUSE OF CARDS. She is an Ensemble Member and former Artistic Director of Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre (2011 Regional Tony Award) where, in addition to playwriting, she’s worked extensively as an actor and director. In New York, she is a member of Rising Phoenix Rep, New Georges, and a Women’s Project Playwright’s Lab alumna. Originally from Chicago, she now lives in Brooklyn, NY. More information available at lauraeason.com or @LeasonNYC on twitter.
About the Book: How far will you go to get what you want? Will you be the same person if you finally do? When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure 40ish 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
Sex with Strangers had its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre in June 2014, directed by David Schwimmer starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen.
“A twisty and timely play by Laura Eason…about lust, love and the complex nature of identity in our digital-dominated era.”-New York Times
"Sexy, smart, intimate, unpretentious." —Variety
“Sexually and intellectually provocative and A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” - The Hollywood Reporter
"...Sex With Strangers is yet another provocative and timely play to emerge from Steppenwolf. Arresting, involving and shrewdly self-aware." –Chicago Tribune
“Laura Eason’s wry, wise and wonderfully humorous Sex With Strangers poses some provocative, winningly entertaining answers with a drama that crackles with erotic tension and literary smarts.” –Examiner
“Lives up to its titillating title with a pitch-perfect story.” – Chicago Sun Times
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