About The Karpovsky Variations

Julia Karpovsky’s father is brilliant, talented—and lives half a world away.  Growing up among her eccentric and disparate relatives, Julia navigates her way through a family with a missing piece, searching for the elusive notes of her father's clarinet.  This musical story traces the Karpovskys' encounters at airport lounges over two decades as they improvise what it means to be a family.

The Karpovsky Variations was workshopped in The Playwrights' Center's Ruth Easton New Play Series.

Adam Kraar

Adam Kraar writes plays about cross-cultural clashes and connections, including works about American families in Asia, the Civil Rights Movement, and quixotic rebels who challenge societal boundaries.

Recent productions include ALTERNATING CURRENTS (The Working Theater); DANCING ON THE EDGE (Theatre Novi Most); GREEN-WOOD (Theatre East); EMPIRE OF THE TREES (NY Innovative Theatre Awards’ Outstanding Script Nominee); NEW WORLD RHAPSODY (Bloomington Plays Project); WILD TERRAIN (EST Marathon of One-Act Plays) and FREEDOM HIGH (Queens Theatre in the Park).

Adam’s plays have been developed and/or produced at Primary Stages, The Public Theatre, Theater for the New City, Theatreworks U.S.A., The New Group, N.Y. Theatre Workshop, Cherry Lane, LaMama, Stella Adler Studio, Geva Theatre, and many others.

The Karpovsky Variations is produced by special arrangement with the Playwright and Elaine Devlin Literary, Inc., 411 Lafayette Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003.