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Moisés Kaufman

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Broadway, 2012]
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Assistant Director Amy Marie Seidel and Director Moisés Kaufman Photo

Assistant Director Amy Marie Seidel and Director Moisés Kaufman

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[Off-Broadway, 1997]
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Moisés Kaufman Biography

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.


Moisés Kaufman Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Moisés Kaufman, Paradise Square
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Moises Kaufman, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Moisés Kaufman, 33 Variations
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Play
Moises Kaufman, 33 Variations
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical
Moises Kaufman33 Variations
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2004 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Moises Kaufman, I Am My Own Wife
 
Obie Awards - 2004 - Direction Gold Star
Moises Kaufman, I Am My Own Wife
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Moises Kaufman I Am My Own Wife
 
The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Director
Moisés Kaufman, I Am My Own Wife
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Direction of a Play
Moises Kaufman, I Am My Own Wife
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Moises Kaufman, I Am My Own Wife

Moisés Kaufman News

Cast & Creative Team Announced for HERE THERE ARE BLUEBERRIES World Premiere at La Jo Photo Cast & Creative Team Announced for HERE THERE ARE BLUEBERRIES World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022

 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 Photo City Theatre Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2022

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 and Amanda Gronich to Receive Theater J's 2021 Trish Vradenburg New J Photo Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich to Receive Theater J's 2021 Trish Vradenburg New Jewish Play Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2021

Theater J has announced the winner of the Theater J Trish Vradenburg New Jewish Play Prize: Tectonic Theater Project’s Here There Are Blueberries by Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich

Photos: SEVEN DEADLY SINS Hosts Closing Picnic Photo Photos: SEVEN DEADLY SINS Hosts Closing Picnic
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2021

Seven Deadly Sins, under the direction of Moisés Kaufman, featured a titillating collection of keenly observed works from the country’s most provocative playwrights.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT Will Be Performed by Murfreesboro Little Theatre This Week Photo THE LARAMIE PROJECT Will Be Performed by Murfreesboro Little Theatre This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2021

The Tectonic Theater Project, led by their founder Moisés Kaufman, traveled to Laramie in the aftermath of the murder with the intent of creating a theatrical portrait of a town coming to grips with horrible, hate fueled violence. Over the course of a year and a half, the group interviewed over 200 subjects, some directly related to the case and some regular citizens of Laramie. Out of these interviews, journal entries, and found texts, The Laramie Project was born.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT Will Be Performed by Monmouth Community Players in July Photo THE LARAMIE PROJECT Will Be Performed by Monmouth Community Players in July
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2021

The Laramie Project, by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project, will be performed outside at the South Road Farm in Fayette this July.  What makes The Laramie Project unique for the theatre is its minimalistic set and true-to-story setting, helping to drive home this powerful production.

Tectonic Theater Project & Miami New Drama Present Scenes From Moisés Kaufman's LAS  Photo Tectonic Theater Project & Miami New Drama Present Scenes From Moisés Kaufman's LAS AVENTURAS DE JUAN PLANCHARD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2020

Tectonic Theater Project and Miami New Drama will present an online performance of select scenes from Las Aventuras de Juan Planchard, written and directed by Tectonic Theater Project founder and Artistic Director Moisés Kaufman, and based on the best-selling novel by fellow Venezuelan Jonathan Jakubowicz, on October 6.

Out Front Theatre Company Presents 'Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays' Photo Out Front Theatre Company Presents 'Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays'
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2020

Out Front Theatre Company presents Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays by Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Moisés Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, José Rivera, Paul Rudnick, and Doug Wright, conceived by Brian Shnipper.

BWW Interview: Meet Jon Peterson, Executive Artistic Director/Founder of P3 Theatre R Photo BWW Interview: Meet Jon Peterson, Executive Artistic Director/Founder of P3 Theatre Roulette, on Presenting THE LARAMIE PROJECT Online 6/1
by Shari Barrett - May 31, 2020

Jon Peterson, Executive Artistic Director/Founder of P3 Theatre Roulette, is presenting a virtual reading of Moisés Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project's masterful play THE LARAMIE PROJECT, on Monday, June 1 at 7pm at https://p3theatre.biz/p3-theatre-roulette. The online presentation features Emily Abeles, Guillermo Alonso, Alden Bettencourt, Kara Brouelette, Elizabeth Curtin, Christy Mauro-Cohen, Jodi Marks, Philip McBride and Jeremy Saje, each of whom will be reading from their individual a?oesafe at homea?? locations. For more information, please call (714) 689-8116.

BWW Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Bristol Old Vic Photo BWW Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Bristol Old Vic
by Alice Cope - Feb 22, 2020

Welcome to Laramie, Wyoming - population 26,687. Here we find a small town shaken by a shocking event which impacted almost everyone who lived there. Although this play was first performed 20 years ago, it still feels so current and real for the world we live in today.

Moisés Kaufman Videos

BWW TV: Michael Urie & Harvey Fierstein Are Getting Ready to Bring Back TORCH SONG! VideoBWW TV: Michael Urie & Harvey Fierstein Are Getting Ready to Bring Back TORCH SONG!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 20, 2017

Due to extremely strong ticket sales, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has been extended for two additional weeks of performances, now playing through Sunday, December 3. Directed by Mois s Kaufman, Torch Song begins previews on September 26 and officially opens on October 19 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street).

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CTG's BENT
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2015

Just in to BroadwayWorld! Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moisés Kaufman, began previews on July 15 and opens July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. BroadwayWorld has a stunning first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Robin Williams on his Broadway Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 19, 2011

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO is a new American play by Rajiv Joseph Starring Robin Williams in his Broadway acting debut and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman. The production opened March 31, at the Richard Rogers Theatre. In the following video, Williams answers ten questions from Time Magazine. Click below to check it out!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside BENGAL TIGER After Party!
by Broadway Beat - Apr 1, 2011

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO is a new American play by Rajiv Joseph Starring Robin Williams in his Broadway acting debut and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman. The production opened last night, March 31, at the Richard Rogers Theatre and Broadway Beat was on hand for the celebration.

STAGE TUBE: 33 VARIATIONS Celebrates Opening Night in LA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2011

February 9th marked the opening night for the five-time Tony nominated production of '33 Variations' with Jane Fonda at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. '33 Variations,' written and directed by Moisés Kaufman, continues through March 6, 2011. Watch the coverage of opening night at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles below!

STAGE TUBE: Kaufman, Grenier, et al. on 33 VARIATIONS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2011

The five-time Tony-nominated production of '33 Variations,' with Jane Fonda, opens this Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at 8 p.m. at the CTG/ Ahmanson Theatre. Written and directed by Moisés Kaufman, performances continue through March 6 for this compelling new piece. In the clip below, Writer/Director Moises Kaufman, actor Zach Grenier and musicologist Dr. William Kinderman give background on the play. Click below to check it out!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of CTG's 33 VARIATIONS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 26, 2011

Preview performances began this Sunday, January 30, for the five-time Tony nominated production of '33 Variations' with Jane Fonda at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. '33 Variations,' written and directed by Moisés Kaufman, opens February 9 and continues through March 6, 2011.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat - Sneak Peek at the Opening Night of 33 Variations
by Craig Brockman - Mar 12, 2009

33 VARIATIONS, starring Jane Fonda, Samantha Mathis, Colin Hanks, Zach Grenier, Don Amendolia, Susan Kellermann, Erik Steele and Diane Walsh. 33 VARIATIONS, written and directed by Mois?s Kaufman opened on Monday, March 9th at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Broadway. Catch all the Opening Night excitement with clips from the show and interviews with the stars direct from Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld! Jane Fonda heads a cast of eight in 33 VARIATIONS, a new American play written and directed by Mois?s Kaufman, about Katherine Brandt (Jane Fonda) trying to solve a centuries-old mystery about the world's greatest composer. Katherine's obsession takes her from present-day New York to 19th century Austria. As the music that consumes Katherine comes to life on stage, she races against time to find common ground with her daughter and to embrace the legacy of her own life.


Moisés Kaufman Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Moisés Kaufman written?
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).

What awards has Moisés Kaufman been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Paradise Square , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for 33 Variations , Best Play (Tony Awards) for 33 Variations , The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for 33 Variations , Best Direction of a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for I Am My Own Wife , Direction (Obie Awards) for I Am My Own Wife , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for I Am My Own Wife , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for I Am My Own Wife Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for I Am My Own Wife and Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for I Am My Own Wife .

What awards has Moisés Kaufman won?
Best Direction of a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for I Am My Own Wife Direction (Obie Awards) for I Am My Own Wifeand Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for I Am My Own Wife.