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Adam Kraar

ADAM KRAAR

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Elaine Devlin Literary, Inc.  

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Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Abandoned El, The         Alternating Currents         Captain Abolone         Collectpro, The         Derrick And Manoah         Empire Of the Trees         Freedom High         Goddess Cure, The         Gorgeous Intention         Hearts and Minds         In Loco Parentis         Infant Society         Karpovsky Variations, The         Lady Liberty         Laundry And Lies         Lost Cities Of Asher, The         Love On The B Line         New World Rhapsody         Princess Of President Street, The         Shipwrecked         Sisters         Spirit House, The         Storm In the Iron Box         Subterraneans, The         Surviving Mom         Taking Off         Turnover         Turnover, The         Van Buren Cloak Room, The         Wild Terrain         Woman Of Rumora



Abandoned El, The

Synopsis:
Sixteen years after their stormy break-up, Robbie and Shari are mysteriously drawn together at the elevated subway station where they first met. they share dark secrets, struggle to settle accounts, and then discover a hidden connection. Both a love story and a memory play, the aBaNDONeD eL explores how people overcome the loss of love without destroying what's magical about the past

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1st Produced:
William Inge Center For The Arts (Workshop)    

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Genre:
Dramedy

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Alternating Currents

Synopsis:
A newly married couple of electricians move to Electchester. They have a beautiful low rent apartment, the neighbours are friendly. But how much will they have to give up if they really want to belong

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Captain Abolone

Captain Abolone
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Contained in: "Beach Plays" published by Smith and Kraus 2003   

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Genre:
Short play

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Collectpro, The

Synopsis:
a love-starved systems analyst joins a small law office, feeding the fantasies of the firm's employees. When the bubble bursts, chaos, kvetching and conspicuous consumption reveal the funny, sad spiritual ache of this dysfunctional family firm

Notes:
aka High Holy Days And Hot Lonely Nights

1st Produced:
New River Dramatists (Workshop)    

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Derrick And Manoah

Synopsis:
A small Kansas town in the 1970s. Lonely fifteen year old Manoah befriends Derrick an autistic 27 year old. When he starts expressing romantic interest in her the towns people are concerned - there was a hint that he was violent when younger

Notes:
Also known as "A Dream About A Deer At Dusk"

1st Produced:
Playwrights Center, Minneapolis     01 Mar 2012

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Drama

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Empire Of the Trees

Synopsis:
empire of the Trees is set in India in 1963. When Deborah, a young American woman living in New Delhi, strikes up a literary and romantic bond with a traveling Indian bookseller, she discovers she has a mysterious connection to ancient Indian myth. She tries to share her new awareness with her husband, an ambitious journalist, but clashes with his inter-cultural suspicions, and cruel facts of class and history. She seeks spiritual solace with the bookseller, and from the wise old Banyan tree in her yard-which causes her household to explode, and myth to spill into reality.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
experiments '09 Play Reading Series

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Freedom High

Freedom High
a group of white volunteers help register black voters in the American South in 1964

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Original Works 2015   

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Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  doubling

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Goddess Cure, The

Synopsis:
Barry believes he will die if he has not found a wife by the time he is 35.

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Gorgeous Intention

Synopsis:
an artists colony is shaken up when the daughter of its founder turns up having escaped from an asylum

Notes:
part of experiments 10

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Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Best American Short Plays 2006 - 2007" published by Applause Books 2010   

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Short play

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In Loco Parentis

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1st Produced:
Rehearsed reading at ART/NY. New York     03 Dec 2013

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Infant Society

Synopsis:
Is Lisa the only one who does not want to see her pregnant?

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  doubling

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Karpovsky Variations, The

Synopsis:
Her father has died and Julia Karpovsky wants to reunite with other members of her family such as her uncle who is very depressed after the death of his brother

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Genre:
Drama

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Lady Liberty

Synopsis:
Romance in a print shop

Notes:
Also known as Meissel Offset"

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Genre:
Comedy

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Laundry And Lies

Synopsis:
George, fleeing the city because he feels no one tells the truth, meets Patsy, a woman who makes an art of lying

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1st Produced:
Ensemble Studio Theatre (Workshop)    

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Genre:
Comedy One act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Lost Cities Of Asher, The

Synopsis:
a memory play about how the legacy of exile and loss is passed from generation to generation. eva, daughter of a Holocaust refugee, strives to overcome her family's dark past by raising her daughter in a way that will allow her to be spiritually free. Can eva rescue her daughter from a jungle of family myths and ancient guilt without losing her mind?

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Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Love On The B Line

Love On The B Line
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Subway Plays" published by Smith and Kraus 2003   

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Short play

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New World Rhapsody

Synopsis:
Born in the U.S. but raised in asia, Lenny, 21, arrives in New York City bursting with plans of doing amazing things in the multi-cultural mecca he's loved from afar. Lenny gets an alarming crash course in reality - but refuses to give up his American dream.

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Commissioned by Manhattan theatre Club

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  doubling

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Princess Of President Street, The

Synopsis:
a young woman discovers her identity as she strives to hold on to the dilapidated Brooklyn brownstone she inherited from her grandmother. Deborah's dreams of historic preservation are foiled by two spoiled sisters, a wildly overprotective father, a broken sewage line and a zany ghost.

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1st Produced:
Illinois Theatre Center    

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Shipwrecked

Synopsis:
about a couple trapped on a desert island
- press release

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1st Produced:
New York     2009

Organisations:
part of Xoregos Performing Company's Brief Shorts

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Genre:
Dance Drama

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Sisters

Sisters
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Best American Short Plays 2008 - 2009" published by Applause Books 2010   

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Short play

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Spirit House, The

Synopsis:
an American diplomat's family living in Thailand in 1965 discovers the magic - and danger - of being innocents abroad

Notes:
Workshopped At Geva theatre Center

1st Produced:
Performance Network Of Ann Arbor    

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Genre:
Lyrical Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Storm In the Iron Box

Synopsis:
the battles between Wilhelm Reich and Pauline MacBrindy over his ideas on sex and relationships.

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Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Subterraneans, The

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in The Best American Short Plays 2014-15. Applause Theatre & Cinema Book   

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Surviving Mom

Surviving Mom
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Contained in: "Hospital Plays" published by Smith and Kraus 2003   

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Short play

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Taking Off

Taking Off
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Contained in: "25 In 10" published by Dramatic Publishing    

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Ten minute play

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Turnover

Turnover
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Contained in: "25 In 10" published by Dramatic Publishing    

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Ten minute play

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Turnover, The

Synopsis:
bittersweet love story set on a rooftop in Brooklyn

Notes:
a finalist for the 1996 Actors' theatre of Louisville Ten Minute Play Contest

1st Produced:
N.Y. State Theatre Institute    

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1st Published:
in the anthology "25 in 10" by Dramatic Publishing,    

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Genre:
Play Ten Min

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Van Buren Cloak Room, The

Van Buren Cloak Room, The
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in 2007: the Best Ten-Minute Plays For 2 actors, Smith & Kraus; Lawrence Harbison edition (July 15, 2008)   

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Wild Terrain

Synopsis:
at an outdoor sculpture garden, a retired professor and his dreamy wife battle over love, art and the relativity of memory. In the uncharted territory of later life, Henry and Marion lose their way - yet persist in navigating their fiery relationship.

Notes:
part of Marathon of One-act Plays 2010

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ensemble Studio Theatre

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One act

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Woman Of Rumora

Synopsis:
a woman finds a very handsome stranger in her bathroom

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Genre:
One act

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