Laura Annawyn Shamas is a writer and mythologist. Her work intersects theatre, mythology and film. She has written more than 30 plays. Her play_writing awards include a 2008 Garrard Best Play Award from the Five Civilized Tribes Museum (Oklahoma), a Drama-Logue Award and a Warner Brothers Award. Shamas holds a Ph.D. in mythological studies and teaches in the M.F.A. Screenwriting and Film Studies program at Hollins University, Virginia.