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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

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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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, 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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Photos

Darren Goldstein, Caissie Levy, Anne Kauffman Emily Zimmerman, Zoe Glick and Bebe Neu Photo

Darren Goldstein, Caissie Levy, Anne Kauffman Emily Zimmerman, Zoe Glick and Bebe Neuwirth

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Anne Kauffman and Sarah Silverman Photo

Anne Kauffman and Sarah Silverman

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Anne Kauffman and Sarah Silverman

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Anne Kauffman and her sisters

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Joshua Harmon, Anne Kauffman and Sarah Silverman Photo

Joshua Harmon, Anne Kauffman and Sarah Silverman

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Productions

[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, 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

Lorelei Ensemble Premieres Julia Wolfe's HER STORY in September Photo Lorelei Ensemble Premieres Julia Wolfe's HER STORY in September
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

Nationally acclaimed Boston-based vocal ensemble Lorelei Ensemble announces the 2022-2023 premiere performances of composer Julia Wolfe's Her Story, a 30-minute piece for orchestra and women's vocal ensemble.

TCG Announces Seema Sueko To Receive Alan Schneider Director Award Photo TCG Announces Seema Sueko To Receive Alan Schneider Director Award
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, proudly announces that Seema Sueko has been awarded the Alan Schneider Director Award. The Award was established in honor of Alan Schneider's significant contribution to theatre in the U.S. and his lifelong commitment to the development of career opportunities for freelance directors.

Jessica Vosk & Elizabeth Ward Land to Join THE BEDWETTER, Now Extended at Atlantic Th Photo Jessica Vosk & Elizabeth Ward Land to Join THE BEDWETTER, Now Extended at Atlantic Theater Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company has announced the world premiere production of The Bedwetter has been extended to Sunday, July 10 - along with a couple of cast changes.

Review Roundup: Sarah Silverman's THE BEDWETTER Opens At Atlantic Theater Company Photo Review Roundup: Sarah Silverman's THE BEDWETTER Opens At Atlantic Theater Company
by Review Roundups - Jun 7, 2022

The Atlantic Theater Company presents 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. Read the reviews!

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Mentor and Host Theatre for 2 Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Mentor and Host Theatre for 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency Program
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2022

SDCF announces the host theatre for its 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency program: Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Applications are being accepted now for a Resident Artist, who will be mentored by Actors Theatre of Louisville's Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming for one year while also undertaking their own artistic projects at the host theatre.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Denise Burse, Nora Cole, Ebony Marshall-Oliver & More to Star in Clubbed Thumb's BODI Photo Denise Burse, Nora Cole, Ebony Marshall-Oliver & More to Star in Clubbed Thumb's BODIES THEY RITUAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022

Clubbed Thumb has announced complete casting for the final production of the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays, Bodies They Ritual. Performances will run June 22-July 2.

The Crossing Announces 2022-2023 Season 'Cultivate / Curate' Photo The Crossing Announces 2022-2023 Season 'Cultivate / Curate'
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

Grammy-winning new-music choir The Crossing, led by conductor Donald Nally, today announces its 2022-2023 season Cultivate/Curate, which features world premieres by Julia Wolfe, Caroline Shaw, Jennifer Higdon, Michael Gordon, John Luther Adams, George Lewis, Ted Hearne, and Martin Bresnick.

Photos: First Look at Bebe Neuwirth, Caissie Levy, Ashley Blanchet & More in the Worl Photo Photos: First Look at Bebe Neuwirth, Caissie Levy, Ashley Blanchet & More in the World Premiere of THE BEDWETTER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

The Atlantic Theater Company opened 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, on Monday, May 23.

Photos: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates THE BEDWETTER Photo Photos: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates THE BEDWETTER
by Bruce Glikas - May 24, 2022

The Atlantic Theater Company opened 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 and we were on the red carpet to capture the night!

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).