Anne Adams

Anne Adams

Anne Adams is a playwright and actor. Her play STRANGE COUNTRY was shortlisted with the BBC Writersroom Script Room Drama in 2017, as well as the recipient of the New Light New Voices award in 2016 (as featured in American Theatre Magazine). It was produced by New Light Theater Project in NYC in July of 2016, directed by Jay Stull. Her second play FROST IN KILLEEN was selected for the 2018 Seven Devils...
Anne Adams is a playwright and actor. Her play STRANGE COUNTRY was shortlisted with the BBC Writersroom Script Room Drama in 2017, as well as the recipient of the New Light New Voices award in 2016 (as featured in American Theatre Magazine). It was produced by New Light Theater Project in NYC in July of 2016, directed by Jay Stull. Her second play FROST IN KILLEEN was selected for the 2018 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference in McCall, Idaho, longlisted with both BBC Writersroom and Papatango Playwright Competition in 2017, and received a staged reading at Canal Cafe Theatre in London as a part of The Playwrights Suite. THE LOST SEASON, is the third play in A LONE STAR TRILOGY, a 3-play cycle set in her home state of Texas. In June 2020, her latest play SNOW LEOPARD received a public reading at Palm Beach Dramaworks as part of their Drama (in the) Works program, as well as being longlisted for the BBC Writersroom Script Room Drama 2020. As an actor, Anne has worked with Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago (Cherry Orchard and The Old Masters), Northlight Theater (Mauritius), Finborough Theatre (Footprints On The Moon), Arcola Theatre (Drones, Baby, Drones) and Theatre503 (Burning Bridges). She attended The School at Steppenwolf in Chicago in 2004 and holds a B.F.A in Acting from Emerson College.

Plays

  • SNOW LEOPARD
    Lifelong best friends now find themselves on opposite sides of a polarized nation. When Angel returns home she discovers Ray fighting for survival, while she in contrast is at the height of her success. But when Angel needs a favor that only Ray can provide, Ray now has leverage, and the power she's always craved.
  • FROST IN KILLEEN
    As a community in Central Texas prepares for the funeral of a fallen police officer, scandal surrounding his widow shakes the town's "perfect family" to its core.
  • STRANGE COUNTRY
    4th of July weekend. Bell County, Texas. Tiffany has been there for brother Darryl every step of the way since his release from the psych ward. But when she brings girlfriend Jamie home for the weekend, Tiffany finds herself in a fight she didn’t see coming. With the fireworks of family and pride and independence at stake, Strange Country plunges into the thick of the Texas heat and how far we are willing to go to win.
  • THE LOST SEASON
    In 1956 Abilene, Texas, the aspirations of men dominated the household. Louise, a wife and mother, had to weigh her own needs against the survival of her family. Now just one year later, the implications of her actions rise to the surface and prove to be catastrophic. With the sights and sounds and ghosts from her past, THE LOST SEASON explores through a woman’s eyes the struggle for a sense of self against the call of familial duty.
  • THE REMAINS
    A small American town already on its knees is tested even further after a public suicide. As a close community asks why, an even tighter group of friends are torn apart by the answer.
  • LADY IN FRONT OF APPLES
    Pam, a middle-aged housewife from Texas, contemplates the pros and cons of her promiscuous past while waiting for the laundry to dry.
  • SWANSONG ATLANTIC
    Two sisters try to repair their broken relationship over a fancy meal on a cruise ship.
  • LANZAROTE
    A father and daughter ring in the new year with blood on their hands.