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 developed at Primary Stages, The Public Theatre, Theatreworks U.S.A., The New Group, Cherry Lane, LaMama, N.Y. Theatre Workshop, Geva, Performance Network, Alliance Repertory and many others. Fellowships from: Manhattan Theatre Club, Millay Colony, New River Dramatists and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Adam’s plays are published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, and Applause Books (including five Best American Short Plays anthologies).
Recent work includes 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); The Abandoned El (Illinois Theatre Center); Wild Terrain (EST Marathon of One-Act Plays) and Freedom High (Queens Theatre in the Park).
Adam is a Core Member of The Playwrights’ Center and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. He was a previously a Playwrights’ Workshop Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center, and was twice a resident playwright at the Inge Center for the Arts. Recently, he was a Featured Artist at The Last Frontier Theatre Conference.
Adam grew up in India, Thailand, Singapore and the U.S. He earned an M.F.A. at Columbia University, has taught at Adelphi University, Hampshire College and NY Institute of Technology, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Karen.