Ex-coder Mac has fled modern civilization for the coastal woods. With the clock running out she scrupulously composes lists from memory— Endangered Animals, States of Mind, Things Lost— with a wisecracking gray fox as a companion. Beloved by Bay Area audiences since before her Magic smash-hit Or,, Liz Duffy Adams returns with the world premiere of The Broken Machine, asking big questions through soaring language and physical comedy only she can deliver.
Liz Duffy Adams’ play Or, premiered Off Broadway at WP Theater and has been produced some 70 times since, including at the Magic Theatre, Seattle Rep, and Roundhouse Theatre. She’s a New Dramatists alumna and has received a Women of Achievement Award, Lillian Hellman Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Weston Playhouse Music-Theater Award, Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, and the Will Glickman Award.Her work has also been produced or developed at the Alley Theatre, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Humana Festival, Bay Area Theater Festival, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, Cutting Ball, Shotgun Players, Greater Boston Stage Company, and Crowded Fire, among others. Other plays include Born with Teeth; Dog Act; The Salonnières; Dear Alien; Wonders of the Invisible World; Buccaneers; Wet or, Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitude; The Listener; The Reckless Ruthless Brutal Charge of It or, The Train Play; and One Big Lie.Publications include Or, in Smith & Kraus’ “Best Plays Of 2010,” Dog Act in “Geek Theater,” Underwords Press 2014, Poodle With Guitar And Dark Glasses in Applause’s “Best American Short Plays 2000-2001” and several plays in acting editions by Playscripts, Inc. and Dramatists Play Service. Adams has dual Irish and American citizenship and lives in New York City on land that once belonged to the Lanape, and in Western Mass on Pocumtuc and Nipmuck land.