John Adams (New Play Lab Playwright)

John Adams

John Adams (he/him) writes about teenage detectives, robo-butlers, and cursed cowboys in a genre he’s coined “absurdist speculative melodrama” — meaning “monsters being monstrous, aliens being alien, and humans being all too painfully human.” His plays have been selected for productions and readings by the William Inge Theater Festival, Whim Productions, the Barn Players, and the Midwest Dramatists Conference. His short stories have been published by Australian Writers’ Centre, Dream of Shadows, Every Day Fiction, Flash Fiction Magazine, Intrinsick, Metaphorosis, Paper Butterfly, and Wyldblood. He performs across the U.S. with That’s No Movie, a multi-genre improv team.