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Adam Kraar

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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 include Wild Terrain (EST Marathon of One-Act Plays); Empire Of The Trees (NY Innovative Theatre Awards nominee, Outstanding New Script); Freedom High (Queens Theatre in the Park);  New World Rhapsody (Manhattan Theatre Club commission); The Spirit House (Performance Network of Ann Arbor); and The Karpovsky Variations (Playwrights’ Center Ruth Easton New Plays Series).

Adam's work has been produced and/or developed by Primary Stages, N.Y. Stage & Film, Public Theater, The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop and many others.  His plays are published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, and Applause Books (including five Best American Short Play anthologies).  Awards:  Sewanee Writers' Conference Fellowship, Inge Center Residency, Manhattan Theatre Club fellowship.

Adam grew up in India, Thailand, Singapore and the U.S., earned an M.F.A. from Columbia University, and lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, Karen.


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