LAURA SHAMAS - playwright
LAURA ANNAWYN SHAMAS was born and raised in Oklahoma, and has lived in various places across the U.S., including Tulsa, Denver, and Los Angeles. She's a playwright and librettist; she's worked in theatre and film. She's an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation. Shamas has written over 40 plays, and has had many plays published. She’s also written several books. She was the 2017 winner of the Von Marie Atchley Prize for Excellence in Playwriting from Native Voices at the Autry.
During 2018-19, she is a playwright member of Alter Lab at Alter Theater, in the Bay Area (California).