Liz Duffy Adams’ play Or, premiered Off Broadway at WP Theater and has been produced over 60 times since, including at the Magic Theater, Seattle Rep, and Roundhouse Theatre. She’s a New Dramatists alumna and has received a 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 work has also been produced or developed at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, Humana 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; The Salonnières; Dear Alien; Wonders of the Invisible World; Buccaneers; Dog Act; 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 has a BFA from New York University and an MFA from Yale School of Drama, and was the 2012–2013 Briggs-Copeland Visiting Lecturer in Playwriting at Harvard University. She has dual Irish and American citizenship and is originally from Massachusetts’s North Shore. She lives in New York City on land that once belonged to the Lanape, and in Western Mass on Nonotuck land.