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Moisés Kaufman is the founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project, a Tony- and Emmy-nominated director and playwright, and a 2015 recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Mr. Kaufman’s Broadway directing credits include the revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, the revival of The Heiress with Jessica Chastain, 33 Variations (which he also wrote) starring Jane Fonda (Five Tony nominations); Rajiv Joseph’s Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams; and Doug Wright’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play I Am My Own Wife with Jefferson Mays. His play The Laramie Project (which he wrote with the Tectonic Theater Project company) is among the most performed plays in America. Kaufman also co-wrote and directed the HBO film adaptation of “The Laramie Project,” which received two Emmy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Writer. He is an Obie Award winner and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting.

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Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Moisés Kaufman's LAS AVENTURAS DE JUAN PLANCHARD at Miami New Drama

Miami New Drama, in collaboration with Tectonic Theater Project, is presenting the world premiere of Las Aventuras de Juan Planchard, written and directed by award-winning playwright Moisés Kaufman. See photos from opening night below!

Photos: See Cynthia Nixon, Jane Krakowski & More at A TECTONIC CABARET

Get a glimpse into the star-studded performance of A TECTONIC CABARET, featuring Jane Krakowski, Cynthia Nixon, and more. Explore the captivating photos from this unforgettable night of entertainment.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT Comes to Chenango River Theatre in October

25 years later, Chenango River Theatre will revisit the theatrical experience created by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project with a staged reading of the powerful drama, created from over 200 interviews with the people of the town. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Interview: Greg Pierotti: THE LARAMIE PROJECT Co-Creator Directs Timely Revival, Talks Commemoration of Matthew Shepard's Passing

In this interview, we have the privilege of evoking Greg Pierotti's insights. He is a University of Arizona Theatre professor, a distinguished artist, and the co-author of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, which he now directs at the university. The script evolved from his work with Moisés Kaufman and the renowned Tectonic Theater Project in New York City. The company is best known for developing new plays using 'Moment Work,' a trademarked playwriting method that employs rigorous research and collaboration in a laboratory environment. The process is a significant part of Pierotti's work, which resides at the intersection of theater and anthropology.

Miami New Drama And Tectonic Theater Project Present LAS AVENTURAS DE JUAN PLANCHARD

Miami New Drama, under the astute leadership of Artistic Director Michel Hausmann and Managing Director Nicholas Richberg, in a groundbreaking collaboration with Tectonic Theater Project, proudly presents the world premiere of Las Aventuras de Juan Planchard, a theatrical adaptation by award-winning playwright Moisés Kaufman, based on the bestselling novel by Jonathan Jakubowicz.

Moisés Kaufman's LAS AVENTURAS DE JUAN PLANCHARD to Debut at Miami New Drama

Experience the thrilling premiere of Moisés Kaufman’s Las Aventuras de Juan Planchard at Miami New Drama. Don't miss this limited engagement running at Miami New Drama Theater. Catch the exciting performances live and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Juan Planchard.

Jane Krakowski To Host A TECTONIC CABARET On October 2, 2023

Tony Award-winner Jane Krakowski is set to host Tectonic Theater Project's (Moisés Kaufman, Founding Artistic Director; Matt Joslyn, Executive Director) annual benefit, A Tectonic Cabaret, Monday, October 2, 2023 with a cocktail hour at 6:30 PM and performances at 7:30 PM at Sony Hall (235 W 46th Street).

Tectonic Theater Project to Launch Moment Work Summer Institute Featuring Moisés Kaufman & More

Tectonic Theater Project is launching the Moment Work Summer Institute, taking place with three different sessions from Tuesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 23, 2023 in New York City.

Moisés Kaufman & Amanda Gronich's HERE THERE ARE BLUEBERRIES is Coming to Shakespeare Theatre Company

Shakespeare Theatre Company will present a new work this season from multi-Tony nominated Moisés Kaufman, Amanda Gronich, and Tectonic Theatre Project (The Laramie Project, I Am My Own Wife): Here There Are Blueberries.  

Nutley Little Theatre Presents GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE

Nutley Little Theatre presents Gross Indecency: the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, By Moisés Kaufman, directed by L.A. Mars.  

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; Teatro San Diego Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; at Steele Canyon High School Leads Best Ensemble Performance!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; Moonlight Stage Productions Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

The Whale Theatre In Association With Tectonic Theater Project Presents Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

The Whale Theater, in association with Tectonic Theater Project (Moisés Kaufman, Artistic Director; Matt Joslyn, Executive Director) will present Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory at Hudson New York's Park Theater (723 Warren Street) Thursday, December 1 - Sunday, December 18, 2022.

Derek McLane, Eila Mell & Moisés Kaufman to Discuss DESIGNING BROADWAY at Barnes & Noble

The Barnes & Noble - Union Square announced a discussion and signing for Tony and Emmy Award-winning set designer Derek McLane and entertainment and fashion writer Eila Mell’s new book, Designing Broadway: How Derek McLane and Other Acclaimed Set Designers Create the Visual World of Theatre.

The Whale Theatre & Tectonic Theater Project Present A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

The Whale Theater, in association with Tectonic Theater Project (Moisés Kaufman, Artistic Director; Matt Joslyn, Executive Director) will present Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory at Hudson New York's Park Theater (723 Warren Street) Thursday, December 1 - Sunday, December 18, 2022.

IU Theatre & Dance Presents GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE By Moisés Kaufman

IU Theatre & Dance continues its epic 2022/2023 theater season with Moisés Kaufman's Gross Indecency: the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.

Darren Criss, Jason Robert Brown & More Join Tectonic Theater Project's Benefit Cabaret Hosted by Billy Porter

Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winner Billy Porter will host Tectonic Theater Project’s annual benefit cabaret, A Tectonic Cabaret on Monday, October 3, 2022. Directed by Timothy Koch, under the artistic direction of Moisés Kaufman, A Tectonic Cabaret will feature performances by an all-star cast.

Cast & Creative Team Announced for HERE THERE ARE BLUEBERRIES World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

 La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Here There Are Blueberries, by Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman (Playhouse’s 33 Variations) and Amanda Gronich, conceived and directed by Moisés Kaufman.

City Theatre Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT

City Theatre at Sacramento City College continues its 2021-22 season with the moving and powerful THE LARAMIE PROJECT by Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project.

Moisés Kaufman FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Moisés Kaufman has written 4 shows including Gross Indecency:The Trials of Oscar Wilde (Playwright), The Laramie Project (Playwright), 33 Variations (Playwright), Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays (Playwright).

Moisés Kaufman has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Director of a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Paradise Square," Outstanding Director of a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," and Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "33 Variations." He was also nominated for Best Play at the Tony Awards for "33 Variations" and received The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical at the Helen Hayes Awards for the same production. In addition, Kaufman received nominations for Best Direction of a Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards and Direction at the Obie Awards for "I Am My Own Wife." He was nominated for Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Outstanding Director at The Lortels for the same play. Furthermore, Kaufman was nominated for Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards and Outstanding Director - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "I Am My Own Wife." These are just a few of the nominations that Moisés Kaufman has received for his work in the theater industry.

Moisés Kaufman has won several awards for his direction of the play "I Am My Own Wife." He received the Best Direction of a Play award at the BroadwayWorld Awards, the Direction award at the Obie Awards, and the Outstanding Director - Play award at the Drama Desk Awards.

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