Laura Shaine Cunningham is the author of full length plays Beautiful Bodies, Bang, Cruising Close to Crazy, The Fall of the House of Glass, O Hair in Hell, and many ten minute plays. Her work has been produced at Steppenwolf and many theaters throughout the United States. Beautiful Bodies is currently playing long runs throughout Eastern Europe– Russia, Bulgaria , Estonia, Finland, Romania, and is scheduled to open in Brazil this season. Laura is also an author of the acclaimed memoirs, Sleeping Arrangements and A Place in the Country, and five novels, including the popular Beautiful Bodies, which leads a dual life as a play and a novel. As a journalist and columnist, her work frequently appears in the New York Times. Her books have been excerpted in The New Yorker. She lives in New York.