Adam Kraar

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Playwright, Dramaturg, Educator

Adam Kraar is a playwright, dramaturg and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He 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. His plays include ALTERNATING CURRENTS (The Working Theatre); WILD TERRAIN (EST Marathon of One-Act Plays); NEW WORLD RHAPSODY (Manhattan Theatre Club commission); and FREEDOM HIGH (Queens Theatre in the Park). Adam’s work has been produced and/or developed by N.Y. Stage & Film, Public Theatre, Theater for the New City, The New Group, and many others. His plays appear in six BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS anthologies. As a dramaturg, he’s worked at Wordbridge Playwrights’ Lab at Baltimore Center Stage, The New School M.F.A. program, Last Frontier Theater Conference, and The Playwrights’ Center. Adam grew up in India, Thailand, Singapore and the U.S., earned an M.F.A. at Columbia University, and teaches playwriting at Long Island University’s New Group Acting Studio and Primary Stages.

LANGUAGES: English and a soupcon of French

Types of Plays: 
Seriocomedies, lyrical dramas, and farces about: intercultural clashes and connections, the political in the personal, spirituality, sexuality, families, and plays inspired by historical events. As an American who grew up in South Asia, I love to work on plays that involve the intersection of different cultures and/or involve non-Western forms of storytelling. I can work on plays that range from naturalistic to non-narrative experimental work. I have a special affinity for comedy and poetic theater.

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