Liz Duffy Adams


Liz Duffy Adams’ play Or, premiered Off Broadway at WP Theater and has been produced over 60 times since, including at Magic Theater and Seattle Rep. She’s a New Dramatists alumna and has received a Lillian Hellman Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Weston Playhouse Music Theater Award, MacDowell residencies, and Will Glickman Award.

Other plays include Dog Act; The Salonniéres; Wonders of the Invisible World; Buccaneers; Wet or, Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitude; One Big Lie; and The Reckless Ruthless Brutal Charge of It or, The Train Play. Her work has also been produced or developed at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, Humana Festival, PlayPenn Conference, Portland Center Stage, Flux Theatre Ensemble, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, Cutting Ball, Shotgun Players, and Crowded Fire, among other places.

Publications include Dog Act in “Geek Theater: Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Plays” (Underwords Press 2014); Or, in “Best Plays of 2010” (Smith & Kraus); Poodle With Guitar And Dark Glasses in “Best American Short Plays 2000-2001” (Applause Books); 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. She was the 2012–2013 Briggs-Copeland Visiting Lecturer in Playwriting at Harvard. She has dual Irish and American citizenship, and goes back and forth between NYC and Western Massachusetts. More at