Jo Adamson has had one-act plays performed in Washington, Oregon, California, Florida, and Canada. Several of her plays have appeared on cable television, including the KOMO Eight Decade Consortium that included an excerpt of a verse play, Bound in Shallows. Ms. Adamson is listed in Women in the American Theatre, by Helen Krich Chinoy and Linda Walsh Jenkins. She was the Kind, and won The James Sunwall Prize for new comedy at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, in Gainesville, Florida.
Her plays have been excerpted in the following Smith & Kraus anthologies: Transformation Scene in The Best Stage Scenes of 1996; Doppelganger in The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 1996; The Wax Cradle and Dialogue of Self & Soul in The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 1997; A Body Not Greatly Changed in The Best Stage Scenes of 1997, and in The Best Men's Stage Monologues of 1997; and Teotwawki in The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2000. Doppelganger is also excerpted in Even More Monologues for Women by Women (Heinemann Books, 2001). The Wax Cradle, a full-length play about Louisa May Alcott, is available from Drama Source. Transformation Scene is also included in Singular Voices: Monologues from the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and Teotwawki, is included in One on One The Best Women's Monologues for the 21st Century, Applause Books, 2007.
Ms. Adamson is also a published short story, article, and poetry writer. Twice her poetry was accepted for the Poetry Bus Project in Seattle, Washington. She lives (happily) in Maple Valley, Washington with her spouse and Persian cat.