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Anne Kauffman

 
Bio:
Described by the New York Times as "one of the leading lights of downtown theater," Anne has directed at most major New York non-profit and regional theaters. Her recent credits include Tom Holloway's And No More Shall We Part starring Alfred Molina and Jane Kaczmarek at Williamstown Theatre ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Described by the New York Times as "one of the leading lights of downtown theater," Anne has directed at most major New York non-profit and regional theaters. Her recent credits include Tom Holloway's And No More Shall We Part starring Alfred Molina and Jane Kaczmarek at Williamstown Theatre ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

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[Off-Broadway, 2022]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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Byron Easley, Anne Kauffman, Sarah Silverman, and Joshua Harmon Photo

Byron Easley, Anne Kauffman, Sarah Silverman, and Joshua Harmon

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03/24/2022
Byron Easley, David Yazbek, Anne Kauffman, Sarah Silverman and Joshua Harmon Photo

Byron Easley, David Yazbek, Anne Kauffman, Sarah Silverman and Joshua Harmon

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03/24/2022
John Weidman, director Will Davis, Mary Beth Peil, Stephen Sondheim, Anne Kauffman Photo

John Weidman, director Will Davis, Mary Beth Peil, Stephen Sondheim, Anne Kauffman

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07/25/2019
Carrie Coon, Amy Herzog, Anne Kauffman Photo

Carrie Coon, Amy Herzog, Anne Kauffman

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05/22/2018

 

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[Off-Broadway, 2022]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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Anne Kauffman Biography

Described by the New York Times as "one of the leading lights of downtown theater," Anne has directed at most major New York non-profit and regional theaters. Her recent credits include Tom Holloway's And No More Shall We Part starring Alfred Molina and Jane Kaczmarek at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison with Lois Smith at Playwrights Horizons (Lortel and Drama League Nominations for Outstanding Director), Buzzer by Tracey Scott Wilson with the Public Theater, The Nether by Jennifer Haley with MCC, You Got Older by Clare Barron with P73 Productions (Drama Desk nomiantion), Smokefall by Noah Haidle with Zachary Quinto at MCC, The Goodman Theater and South Coast Rep, 100 Days a new musical by The Bengsons at Z Space in San Francisco, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra by Kirk Lynn with Playwrights Horizons, The Muscles In Our Toes by Stephen Belber with the Labyrinth Theater Company. Other credits include: Lisa D'Amour's Pulitzer Prize finalist play Detroit starring David Schwimmer and Amy Ryan at Playwrights Horizons (NY Times, New York Magazine and Time Out NY Top 10 Productions of 2012), Maple and Vine also at Playwrights Horizons, Somewhere Fun by Jenny Schwartz at the Vineyard Theater, Amy Herzog's Belleville for Yale Rep, NY Theatre Workshop and Steppenwolf (Lortel Nomination for Outstanding Director), Chloe Moss's This Wide Night starring Edie Falco and Alison Pill for Naked Angels (Lortel Nomination for Outstanding Director), the musical We Have Always Lived In the Castle by Adam Bock and Todd Almond with Yale Rep, Stunning by David Adjmi and Greg Pierce's Slowgirl for LCT3, You Better Sit Down: Tales from My Parents' Divorce with the Civilians at Williamstown, ArtsEmerson and The Flea, God's Ear by Jenny Schwartz with New Georges and the Vineyard. She is a Sundance Program Associate, a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, an alumna of the Soho Rep Writers and Directors Lab, a current member of Soho Rep's Artistic Council, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, The Drama League of New York, a founding member of The Civilians, an Associate Artist with Clubbed Thumb and co-creator of the CT Directing Fellowship, and member of New Georges Kitchen Cabinet. From 2000-2006, Anne was on the directing faculty at NYU. She received her MFA in directing from UCSD, and a BA in Slavic Languages and Literature and Theater from Stanford University. Anne is an Executive Board Member of the SDC. Anne's awards include two Obie Awards, including one for Sustained Excellence, the Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Exceptional Creativity from Lincoln Center, the Alan Schneider Director Award, the Barrymore Award for Best Director, and a Lilly Award.

Anne Kauffman Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
Anne Kauffman, Mary Jane
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Anne Kauffman, A Life
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Director
Anne Kauffman, A Life
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Director
Anne Kauffman, Marjorie Prime
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Anne Kauffman, You Got Older
 
Obie Awards - 2015 - Sustained Excellence of Direction Gold Star
Anne Kauffman
 
The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Director
Anne Kauffman, Belleville
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Director
Anne Kauffman, This Wide Night
 
Obie Awards - 2007 - Direction Gold Star
Anne Kauffman

Anne Kauffman News

2022 Drama League Directors Project Recipients Announced Photo 2022 Drama League Directors Project Recipients Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

The stage directors receiving the fellowships, assistantships and residencies of the 2022 Drama League Directors Project: NJ Agwuna, Jean Carlo Yunén Aróstegui, Jennifer Chang, Andrew Coopman, Justin Emeka, Nadia Guevara, Emily Hartford, Susanna Jaramillo, Ibi Owolabi, Logan Gabrielle Schulman, Noam Shapiro, Jessica Natalie Smith, and Kendra Ware.

Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced complete casting for the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. 

The Civilians 20th Anniversary Gala to Honor Mia Katigbak and Les Waters Photo The Civilians 20th Anniversary Gala to Honor Mia Katigbak and Les Waters
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

The Civilians (Steve Cosson, Artistic Director; Margaret Moll, Managing Director), the award-winning New York-based theater company, will honor actor-manager and co-founder of NAATCO Mia Katigbak and Obie Award-winning director and arts leader Les Waters at The Civilians 20th Anniversary Gala Concert. The event, which takes place on Monday, May 23 at 6:30pm at City Winery (25 11th Ave), will celebrate two decades of creative investigation into the richness and complexity of life.

Meet the Cast of MACBETH Photo Meet the Cast of MACBETH
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

Macbeth begins performances tonight, March 29, 2022, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) and opens on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to the stage!

The Atlantic Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of THE BEDWETTER Photo The Atlantic Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of THE BEDWETTER
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 26, 2022

The Atlantic Theater Company is set to stage the world premiere production of The Bedwetter, a new musical with a book by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman. The show features lyrics by Emmy Award winner Adam Schlesinger and Sarah Silverman, music by Adam Schlesinger, choreography by Byron Easley, and direction by Lucille Lortel Award winner Anne Kauffman.

Photos: See Ashley Blanchet, Bebe Neuwirth & More in THE BEDWETTER Rehearsals Photo Photos: See Ashley Blanchet, Bebe Neuwirth & More in THE BEDWETTER Rehearsals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Based on the bestselling memoir of the same name, The Bedwetter will begin performances on Saturday, April 30th and will open Monday, May 23rd for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 19th, 2022 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

Clubbed Thumb Announces Full Programming For 25th SUMMERWORKS Festival Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces Full Programming For 25th SUMMERWORKS Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2022

Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has¬†announced the complete line-up for the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. SUMMERWORKS will run May 20 ‚Äď July 2, 2022 at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street) and will feature productions of three new plays.

Bebe Neuwirth, Caissie Levy, Ashley Blanchet & More to Star in THE BEDWETTER Photo Bebe Neuwirth, Caissie Levy, Ashley Blanchet & More to Star in THE BEDWETTER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere production of The Bedwetter, a new musical with a book by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman, lyrics by Emmy Award winner Adam Schlesinger and Sarah Silverman.

Eryn LeCroy To Join Isaac Sutton For Broadway Israel Tour in March 2022 Photo Eryn LeCroy To Join Isaac Sutton For Broadway Israel Tour in March 2022
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2022

For the first time in Israel, Internationally acclaimed performer Isaac Sutton will welcome Broadway Star Eryn LeCroy (Phantom of The Opera) as they embark on an Israeli concert tour in March 2022 with the show 'Broadway-Israel'.

Choreographer Jon Rua Receives Award from STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS FOUNDATI Photo Choreographer Jon Rua Receives Award from STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS FOUNDATION
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 23, 2022

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has announced that the Breakout Award will be awarded to Jon Rua. The SDCF Awards, which will feature the presentation of the Breakout Award along with the previously announced Gordon Davidson Award and Zelda  Fichandler Award, will be hosted by Anne Kauffman virtually on Monday January 24, 2022 at 8pm ET. 

Anne Kauffman Videos

Broadway Rewind: Steven Pasquale, Victoria Clark & More Bring Back ASSASSINS VideoBroadway Rewind: Steven Pasquale, Victoria Clark & More Bring Back ASSASSINS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2020

Today we rewind to 2017 for the Encores! Off-Center production of Assassins- Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence.

BWW TV Exclusive: Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman Tell the Story of ROAD SHOW at Enco VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman Tell the Story of ROAD SHOW at Encores! Talkback
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 4, 2019

Following a performance last weekend, Sondheim and John Weidman sat down with Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Anne Kauffman and Director Will Davis to discuss  the show's journey from conception to stage. 

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's WORKING! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's WORKING!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 26, 2019

First up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Working: A Musical, based on the best-selling Studs Terkel book of the same name. Working: A Musical evokes the unsung nobility of American workers-from the hardworking waitress to the worn out millworker. A living, breathing testament to the people who make this country run, the Off-Center production will incorporate stories from City Center's employees in celebration of the 75th Anniversary Season, acting as a time capsule for the landmark occasion.

BWW TV: Christopher Jackson, Helen Hunt and More Give a Sneak Peek of Encores! WORKIN VideoBWW TV: Christopher Jackson, Helen Hunt and More Give a Sneak Peek of Encores! WORKING
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 20, 2019

First up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Working: A Musical, based on the best-selling Studs Terkel book of the same name. Working: A Musical evokes the unsung nobility of American workers-from the hardworking waitress to the worn out millworker. A living, breathing testament to the people who make this country run, the Off-Center production will incorporate stories from City Center's employees in celebration of the 75th Anniversary Season, acting as a time capsule for the landmark occasion.

VIDEO: First Look At Julia Wolfe's FIRE IN MY MOUTH Part of New York Stories: Thread VideoVIDEO: First Look At Julia Wolfe's FIRE IN MY MOUTH Part of New York Stories: Threads of Our City
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2019

Tomorrow night, Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic will premiere Pulitzer Prize-winning composerJulia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth, part of New York Stories: Threads of Our City, two weeks of concerts and events examining NYC's roots as a city of immigrants.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At La Jolla Playhouse's HUNDRED DAYS VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At La Jolla Playhouse's HUNDRED DAYS
by Alan Henry - Sep 20, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for Hundred Days, book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher, music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Anne Kauffman, with movement direction by Sonya Tayeh. Nominated for a 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Hundred Days runs in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Forum September 22 - October 21.

BWW TV: ASSASSINS Takes Aim at Encores! Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2017

Encores! Off-Center kicks off the 2017 season with Assassins! The trigger-happy squad assembled for Assassins, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence, will star Steven Boyer (John Hinckley Jr.), Alex Brightman(Giuseppe Zangara), Victoria Clark (Sara Jane Moore), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (The Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton(The Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald), and Danny Wolohan(Samuel Byck). Assassins will be directed by Anne Kauffman, with music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro.

BWW TV: They've Got the Right! Watch Highlights from Encores! ASSASSINS in Rehearsal
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 5, 2017

Encores! Off-Center kicks off the 2017 season with Assassins! The trigger-happy squad assembled for Assassins, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence, will star Steven Boyer (John Hinckley Jr.), Alex Brightman (Giuseppe Zangara), Victoria Clark (Sara Jane Moore), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (The Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton (The Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald), and Danny Wolohan(Samuel Byck). Assassins will be directed by Anne Kauffman, with music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro.

BWW TV: The Family is Back Together on Opening Night of MARVIN'S ROOM!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jul 1, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room by Scott McPherson directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman, which opened Thursday night, June 29, 2017.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MARVIN'S ROOM on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 28, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. Janeane Garofalo will star as 'Lee' in her Broadway debut; Lili Taylor will star as 'Bessie' and Celia Weston will star as 'Ruth.' BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Anne Kauffman Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Anne Kauffman been nominated for?
Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Mary Jane , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Life , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for A Life , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Marjorie Prime , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for You Got Older , Sustained Excellence of Direction (Obie Awards) , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Belleville Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for This Wide Night and Direction (Obie Awards) .

What awards has Anne Kauffman won?
Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Mary Jane Sustained Excellence of Direction (Obie Awards)and Direction (Obie Awards).