Adam Kraar’s work includes a quartet of plays about American families living in Asia, and a play inspired by the Civil Rights Movement’s “Freedom Summer.”

His plays have been produced and/or developed at Primary Stages, The Public Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The New Group, N.Y. Theatre Workshop, Cherry Lane, LaMama, Geva Theatre, Performance Network, Alliance Repertory and many others.  Fellowships from:  Manhattan Theatre Club, Bogliasco Foundation, Millay Colony, New River Dramatists and Sewanee Writers’ Conference.  Adam’s plays are published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, and Applause Books (including six BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS anthologies). 

Recent work includes ALTERNATING CURRENTS (The Working Theatre); EMPIRE OF THE TREES (Wizard Oil Productions at Abingdon Theatre; NY Innovative Theatre Awards’ Outstanding Script Nominee); NEW WORLD RHAPSODY (Manhattan Theatre Club commission); THE SPIRIT HOUSE (Performance Network); WILD TERRAIN (EST Marathon of One-Act Plays) and FREEDOM HIGH (Queens Theatre in the Park). 

Adam is an Affiliated Writer of The Playwrights’ Center and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.  He was previously a Playwrights’ Workshop Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center, a Featured Artist at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and was twice a resident playwright at the Inge Center for the Arts.

Adam grew up in India, Thailand, Singapore and the U.S.  He earned an M.F.A. at Columbia University, has taught at the University of Rochester, Adelphi University, Hampshire College and NY Institute of Technology, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Karen.


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