ADAM R. BURNETT is a playwright and theatre-maker. Adam’s surreal theatre work is grounded in the presence of the performer/spectator and the fleeting nature of shared space. His theatre is a space for transparency, transcendence, transgression and community.

Adam’s plays have been performed throughout the United States and in Lithuania – in festivals and main stage presentations. In New York his work has been presented at Ars Nova, ART/NY’s Gural Theatre, The Brick, The Bushwick Starr, Dixon Place, The Duplex, Incubator Arts Project/Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Performance Project @ University Settlement, and Vital Joint. Nationally his work has been presented at The Unicorn in Kansas City, the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, Highways Performance Space in Los Angeles, Las Vegas Little Theater in Las Vegas, and Tricklock Company in Albuquerque, among others.

Most recently, his play T.B. SHEETS premiered at A.R.T./NY’s new Gural Theatre with Buran Theatre, under the co-direction of choreographer lisa nevada with original music by Broken Chord. He is continues development on HOLIDAYS IN / COYOTE, a play about buildings, natural history, and mythology in collaboration with director Jess Chayes. Adam is also writing a new play currently titled Tornado Drill in the Monkey House, a dire & absurd comedy on gender, climate change and sleeping over while body parts are still developing.

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