Adam Kraar

Adam Kraar’s plays include New World Rhapsody (commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club); The Spirit House (Finalist, 2002 Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival; premiered at Performance Network in Ann Arbor); The Abandoned El, which premiered at Illinois Theatre Center; Storm In The Iron Box (National Play Award runner-up), The Lost Cities of Asher (Fellowship from New River Dramatists; Finalist, 2005 O’Neill Playwrights Conference); and Freedom High (winner of the Handel Playwright Fellowship from the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Arts Guild). Adam was a Playwriting Fellow in Residence at Manhattan Theatre Club. His plays have been produced and developed in New York by Ensemble Studio Theatre, Primary Stages, N.Y. Stage and Film, N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, Cherry Lane Theatre, Abingdon, H.B. Playwrights Foundation, Rude Mechanicals, Queens Theatre in the Park and Theatreworks U.S.A.; and regionally at Geva Theatre, New Jersey Rep, N.Y. State Theatre Institute, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Key West Theatre Festival, and others. Adam Kraar’s plays have won awards from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Virtual Theatre Project and the Southeastern Theatre Conference; and received fellowships from the William Inge Center for the Arts and the Millay Colony. His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Sundance Publishers and Applause Books’ Best American Short Plays. Adam grew up in India, Thailand, Singapore and the U.S., earned an M.F.A. from Columbia University, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife Karen.