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Award-Winning Playwright

Moisés Kaufman: Biography at a Glance

  • Award-winning director and playwright
  • Awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama
  • Broadway credits include “The Heiress,” “33 Variations,” “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” and “I Am My Own Wife”
  • Artistic director at the Tectonic Theater Project and a Guggenheim playwright fellow
  • Co-wrote and directed HBO’s “The Laramie Project,” which received Emmy nominations for best director and best writer
Award-Winning Playwright

Moisés Kaufman was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in September 2016. He is also a Tony and Emmy-nominated director and playwright. Prior Broadway credits: The Heiress with Jessica Chastain, 33 Variations (which he also wrote) with Jane Fonda (5 Tony nominations); Rajiv Joseph’s Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams; the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play I Am My Own Wife.

Kaufman’s next project is the first NY revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy starring Michael Urie.

His plays Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie Project are among the most performed plays in America over the last decade. Kaufman also co-wrote and directed the film adaptation of The Laramie Project for HBO, which received two Emmy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Writer. He is currently directing and writing a new Broadway-bound adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen with Grammy-winning composer Arturo O’Farrill. He’s the artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project and a Guggenheim Playwrighting Fellow.

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