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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)
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.

Photo Flash: Bergen County Players Presents 33 VARIATIONS Photo Photo Flash: Bergen County Players Presents 33 VARIATIONS
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 30, 2019

 Bergen County Players, one of America's longest-running little theater companies, is pleased to continue its 2019-2020 season with the Tony-nominated play, 33 Variations. Written by Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project) and directed by Steve Bell, 33 Variations will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from January 11th through February 1st, 2020. 

Inaugural Rogue Lab Reading Series Showcases Seven New Plays by LA Playwrights Photo Inaugural Rogue Lab Reading Series Showcases Seven New Plays by LA Playwrights
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2019

Award-winning artists' collective Rogue Artists Ensemble is thrilled to announce the Inaugural Rogue Lab Readings Series, a four-day event that includes readings of seven new works written, directed, and designed by emerging LA artists, as well as post-show discussions and receptions. The reading series will feature new plays by 2018-2019 Rogue Lab playwrights Lisa Sanaye Dring, Eric Fagundes, John Guerra, Mildred Inez Lewis, Chelsea Sutton, and Jennie Webb, and a special new play presentation by writing team Taylor Coffman and Z. Lupetin.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER Comes to The Warner Photo THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER Comes to The Warner
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2019

A riveting production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER will be performed in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre February 1-3, featuring the students of the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Performance Lab. On October 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. Six days later Matthew Shepard died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. On November 14th, 1998, ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project.

Moisés Kaufman And Tectonic Theater Project Announce Trip To Edinburgh Festivals Photo Moisés Kaufman And Tectonic Theater Project Announce Trip To Edinburgh Festivals
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 18, 2018

Broadway playwright and director Moises Kaufman (Torch Song, The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, I am My Own Wife), founder of Tectonic Theater Project, will lead a "theater and whiskey" trip to the famed Edinburgh Festivals and the Scottish Highlands, from August 3 through 11, 2019.

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. S Photo Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by Julie Musbach - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership.

Miami New Drama Presents Moisés Kaufman's THE ALBUM Photo Miami New Drama Presents Moisés Kaufman's THE ALBUM
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2018

Miami New Drama presents Moises Kaufman's The Album, excerpts from a new work in progress At The Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road

Tennessee Williams Theatre Company Presents ONE ARM By Moisés Kaufman Photo Tennessee Williams Theatre Company Presents ONE ARM By Moisés Kaufman
by Julie Musbach - Mar 7, 2018

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans returns to Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center for its annual offering for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.  One Arm follows Ollie Olsen, a young veteran who is mangled in a car accident and has to resort to desperate measures to get through his most desperate times. Set against the backdrop of the French Quarter in the 1930s and 40s, this is a darker look at the Crescent City than many of Williams' works. 

BWW Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at 20 YEARS: Still Powerful Photo BWW Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at 20 YEARS: Still Powerful
by Linda Hodges - Jan 24, 2018

Theatre, at its best, can entertain you so much you forget all your troubles for a blissful two hours before remembering your dental appointment the next day. It can also cause you to delve deeply into questions about life, human nature and the gut-wrenching misery that human beings can visit upon one another. The Laramie Project eloquently, painfully and painstakingly belongs in the latter category. The powerful drama, as the Palo Alto Players' press release tells us, was originally developed by playwright Mois s Kaufman and members of his company, Tectonic Theater Project in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay student at the University of Wyoming. Twenty years later it is still as powerful as ever.

Palo Alto Players Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT Photo Palo Alto Players Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by Julie Musbach - Dec 21, 2017

Palo Alto Players continues its 2017-18 Season with THE LARAMIE PROJECT, the powerful drama originally developed by Mois s Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay student at the University of Wyoming. The play chronicles the reactions of the town of Laramie, Wyoming in the year after the murder, bringing to life the real people who lived at the epicenter of one of the nation's most heart-wrenching anti-gay hate crimes. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is directed by Lee Ann Payne and features a cast of eight local Bay Area actors, portraying more than sixty characters on stage. THE LARAMIE PROJECT runs January 19 - February 4 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For information or tickets, visit paplayers.org or call 650.329.0891.

Photo Coverage: Inside TORCH SONG Opening Night After Party Photo Photo Coverage: Inside TORCH SONG Opening Night After Party
by Walter McBride - Oct 20, 2017

Directed by Mois s Kaufman, Torch Song officially opened last night, October 19, at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld was there on opening night and brings you photos from after party celebration below!

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Photo Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TORCH SONG at Second Stage
by Walter McBride - Oct 20, 2017

Directed by Mois s Kaufman, Torch Song officially opened last night, October 19, at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld was there on the red carpet and brings you photos from opening night below!

Review Roundup: TORCH SONG at Second Stage - All the Reviews! Photo Review Roundup: TORCH SONG at Second Stage - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 19, 2017

Directed by Mois s Kaufman, Torch Song officially opens tonight, October 19, at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street).

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Opens Tonight at Second Stage Photo Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, directed by Mois s Kaufman, opens tonight at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). The production will play an extended run through Sunday, December 3.

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