Adam Kraar

Adam Kraar’s plays include Wild Terrain (EST Marathon of One-Act Plays), Empire of the Trees (NY Innovative Theatre Awards nominee, Outstanding New Script), New World Rhapsody (Manhattan Theatre Club commission), The Spirit House (premiered at Performance Network) and Freedom High (Queens Theatre in the Park). His work has been produced and/or developed by The Working Theatre, Primary Stages, N.Y. Stage & Film, Public Theater, The New Group, and many others. His plays appear in five Best American Short Plays anthologies and his awards include the Bogliasco Fellowship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference Fellowship, Inge Center Residency, and Manhattan Theatre Club Fellowship. Member of Ensemble Studio Theatre; Affiliated Writer of the Playwrights’ Center. Adam grew up in India, Thailand, Singapore, and the U.S. He earned an M.F.A. at Columbia University, taught playwriting at the University of Rochester and Adelphi University, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Karen.

Types of Plays: 
Serio-comedies, lyrical dramas, and farces about: inter-cultural clashes and connections, the political in the personal, spirituality, sexuality, families, and plays inspired by historical events. Can work on plays that range from naturalistic to non-narrative experimental work. Has a special affinity for comedy and poetic theater.


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