Adam Kraar
Affiliated Writer
Brooklyn, NY

Adam Kraar writes plays about cross-cultural clashes and connections, including works about American families in Asia, the Civil Rights Movement, and quixotic rebels who challenge societal boundaries. 

Recent productions include ALTERNATING CURRENTS (The Working Theater); DANCING ON THE EDGE (Theatre Novi Most); GREEN-WOOD (Theatre East); EMPIRE OF THE TREES (NY Innovative Theatre Awards’ Outstanding Script Nominee); NEW WORLD RHAPSODY (Bloomington Plays Project); WILD TERRAIN (EST Marathon of One-Act Plays), and FREEDOM HIGH (Queens Theatre in the Park). 

Adam’s plays have been developed and/or produced at Primary Stages, The Public Theatre, Theater for the New City, Theatreworks U.S.A., The New Group, N.Y. Theatre Workshop, Cherry Lane, LaMama, Stella Adler Studio, Geva Theatre, and many others. 

Fellowships from: Manhattan Theatre Club, Bogliasco Foundation, Millay Colony, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Adam’s plays are published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, and Applause Books (including six BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS anthologies). 

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

He grew up in India, Thailand, Singapore, and the U.S. He earned an M.F.A. at Columbia University, teaches playwriting at Primary Stages’ ESPA, and lives in Brooklyn 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.