Adam Seidel

Adam Seidel

Adam Seidel is a Milwaukee-born, New York-based playwright. His produced full-length works include CATCH THE BUTCHER (Panndora Productions, Cherry Lane Theatre NYT Critic’s Pick, Illysia Volanakis, Athens GR), OTHER PEOPLE’S HAPPINESS (Playhouse on the Square, Memphis), WILLISTON (Miranda Theatre Company feat Robert LuPone, Detroit Repertory Theater) and ORIGINAL SOUND (Cherry Lane Theatre — Theatre Mania...
Adam Seidel is a Milwaukee-born, New York-based playwright. His produced full-length works include CATCH THE BUTCHER (Panndora Productions, Cherry Lane Theatre NYT Critic’s Pick, Illysia Volanakis, Athens GR), OTHER PEOPLE’S HAPPINESS (Playhouse on the Square, Memphis), WILLISTON (Miranda Theatre Company feat Robert LuPone, Detroit Repertory Theater) and ORIGINAL SOUND (Cherry Lane Theatre — Theatre Mania Editor’s Pick). Adam’s co-writing/devised-theatre credits include CRIME SCENE: A CHICAGO ANTHOLOGY (Collaboraction Theatre Company), CRIME SCENE: THE NEXT CHAPTER (Collaboraction Theatre Company) and FORGOTTEN FUTURE (Collaboraction Theatre Company). Adam’s plays have won many awards, including a Chicago “Fringe First,” first place at both the Labute Festival of New Theatre and New Works @ The Works at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, and a handful of audience favorite awards at various ten-minute play festivals around the country. Adam’s plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc and Applause Books.

Plays

  • COVID SUPPORT GROUP FOR MOMS
    It's week eight and Theresa is getting desperate.
  • MEETING GLORIA
    SEVEN MINUTE PLAY: Norman is traveling with his mother to a nearby town where he's going to introduce her to the love of his life, Gloria, who he hasn't yet met in person. Or so he thinks.

    MEETING GLORIA was commissioned by the Pulp Stage for their reader's theatre, a format where actors perform plays much in the way a radio play is performed, except in front of an audience.
  • MOM!
    FIVE MIN PLAY: A son manages to get in touch with his mother in the midst of the CoVid 19 crisis and manages (or tries) to get her to wake up to reality. *based on a real conversation with my mom three days ago.
  • CURTAIN SPEECH
    MONOLOGUE: An artistic director melts down during the curtain speech before the show.
  • LETTERS OF SUBMISSION
    MONOLOGUE: A man embarks on an emotional and psychological journey as he continuously gets his plays rejected from a short play festival at a nearby community theatre.
  • MISS SMITH SPEAKS TO THE PTA
    MONOLOGUE: While defending her job during a speech to the PTA, an elementary school teacher decides to tell it like it is.
  • The Devilman
    FULL LENGTH: An outlaw hires the owner of a general store to guide him into the desert to bury the body of one of his victims.
  • California
    FULL LENGTH: After discovering that his wife is about to run off with his scum bag brother, a scorned man takes violent action, altering his life and the lives of those around him, forever.
  • Williston
    FULL LENGTH: Three energy reps travel to Williston, ND to get mineral rights to the last big piece of undeveloped land.
  • Scared of the Dark
    TEN MINUTE: A regular at a gentlemen's club opens up to his favorite dancer.
  • Original Sound
    *Drama Desk nomination for best music in a play.

    FULL LENGTH: Danny is a kid with a talent for making catchy beats who has a dream to
    become a professional musician. Ryan is a pop singer on the verge of stardom
    trying to survive the process of recording her first major album. When their
    world’s collide, the resulting events cause them both to examine their realities
    ...
    *Drama Desk nomination for best music in a play.

    FULL LENGTH: Danny is a kid with a talent for making catchy beats who has a dream to
    become a professional musician. Ryan is a pop singer on the verge of stardom
    trying to survive the process of recording her first major album. When their
    world’s collide, the resulting events cause them both to examine their realities
    and determine how far they’re willing to go to achieve their dreams.
  • American Outlaws
    FULL LENGTH: A love triangle develops between a hit man, an accountant with a propensity towards self destruction, and his unhappy wife.

  • Confessions in a Video Store
    TEN MINUTE: A stranger comes to a small town in Iowa to film a movie.

    *2012 Time to Strike! Festival, NYC. Audience Favorite.
  • Darkness
    TEN MINUTE: A spiritual advisor meets with a trapped soul to determine if she should get another chance at life.
  • One Of Many Strange Things to Happen on a Cruise Ship
    TEN MINUTE: A couple faces issues of sexual dysfunction while on their honeymoon.

  • Bodega
    TEN MINUTE: A disagreement over the placement of a newly purchased shelf in the family's West-side of Chicago bodega causes a father and son to confront demons from their tumultuous past.


  • One For The Chipper
    TEN MINUTE: A little league baseball coach attempts to motivate his win-less team before the last game of the season.



  • Other People's Happiness
    FULL LENGTH: During a seemingly normal fishing trip weekend in the woods of Northern Wisconsin a marriage of thirty years implodes, leaving an entire family to face truths about the lives they live and the relationships they have with each other.

  • Catch the Butcher
    FULL LENGTH: Nancy sets off to find a serial killer, and when she discovers herself in his basement, she likes it.


  • THAT TIME I WAS AT THE STEPPENWOLF NEW PLAY FESTIVAL AND TOOK A PISS NEXT TO TRACY LETTS IN THE GARAGE THEATRE BATHROOM
    An aspiring playwright meets his hero. While in the pisser.