Liz Duffy Adams
Liz Duffy Adams’ play Or, premiered Off Broadway at WP Theater and has been produced over 75 times, including at Magic Theater, Seattle Rep, and Roundhouse Theatre. She’s a New Dramatists alumna and has received an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, Women of Achievement Award, Lillian Hellman Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Weston Playhouse Music-Theater Award, Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, and the Will Glickman Award. Her Artistic Stamp virtual "play" in letters, Wild Thyme, was nominated for a Drama League Award in 2021.
Her work has also been produced or developed at the Alley Theatre, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Humana Festival, Bay Area Theater Festival, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, Cutting Ball, Shotgun Players, Greater Boston Stage Company, and Crowded Fire, among others. Other plays include Born with Teeth; Dog Act; The Salonnières; Dear Alien; Wonders of the Invisible World; Buccaneers; Wet or, Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitude; The Listener; The Reckless Ruthless Brutal Charge of It or, The Train Play; and One Big Lie.
Publications include Or, in Smith & Kraus’ “Best Plays Of 2010;” Dog Act in “Geek Theater,” Underwords Press 2014; Poodle With Guitar And Dark Glasses in Applause’s “Best American Short Plays 2000-2001;” and several plays in acting editions by Playscripts, Inc. and Dramatists Play Service. Adams’ portrait appears in Sally Davies’ collection, New Yorkers (Ammonite Press 2021).
Adams has an MFA from Yale School of Drama and a BFA from New York University and was the 2012–2013 Briggs-Copeland Visiting Lecturer in Playwriting at Harvard University. She has dual Irish and American citizenship and lives in New York City, on land that once belonged to the Lanape, and in Western Mass on unceded Pocumtuc and Nipmuc land.