Adam Kraar
Affiliated Writer
Brooklyn, NY

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.  Other plays include Alternating Currents (The Working Theatre); Wild Terrain (EST Marathon of One-Act Plays); Empire Of The Trees (NY Innovative Theatre Awards nominee, Outstanding New Script); Freedom High (Queens Theatre in the Park); New World Rhapsody (Manhattan Theatre Club commission); The Spirit House (Performance Network of Ann Arbor); and The Karpovsky Variations (Playwrights’ Center Ruth Easton New Plays Series).

Adam's work has been produced and/or developed by Primary Stages, N.Y. Stage & Film, Public Theater, The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop, and many others. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, and  Applause Books (including six Best American Short Play anthologies). Awards: Bogliasco Fellowship, Sewanee Writers' Conference Fellowship, Inge Center Residency, Manhattan Theatre Club fellowship. Member: Ensemble Studio Theatre. Adam grew up in India, Thailand, Singapore and the U.S., earned an M.F.A. from Columbia University, and lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, Karen.

Agent Information

Elaine Devlin

(212) 842-9030


Adam Kraar's play Dream of a Deer at Dusk selected as a Semi-Finalist for the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Please see the link for more info:

Part of The Working Theatre's Five Boroughs/One City Project, ALTERNATING CURRENTS, by Adam Kraar and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, will be presented April 16th and 17th in Queens.  For reservations, click HERE. ALTERNATING CURRENTS will also be presented May 8th & 9th at Abingdon Theatre.

Adam Kraar's FREEDOM HIGH will be produced by Uprooted Theatre on November 17th and 18th. For more info: and

Adam Kraar was awarded a fellowship from Bogliasco Foundation, where he will be in residence this fall working on a new play.  More info HERE.

Adam Kraar's play, Dream of a Deer at Dusk, which was developed at the Playwrights' Center, won the Kernodle Award from Theatre Squared.