Moisés Kaufman

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Moisés Kaufman
Born (1963-11-21) November 21, 1963 (age 51)
Caracas, Venezuela
Occupation playwright, theatre director
Nationality American

Moisés Kaufman (born November 21, 1963) is a playwright, director and founder of Tectonic Theater Project. He is best known for writing The Laramie Project with other members of Tectonic Theater Project. He is also the author of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and 33 Variations. He was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to New York City in 1987.[1]

Kaufman is of Romanian and Ukrainian Jewish descent.[2] He described himself in an interview by saying "I am Venezuelan, I am Jewish, I am gay, I live in New York. I am the sum of all my cultures. I couldn’t write anything that didn’t incorporate all that I am."[3]

Kaufman was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002.[4] He made his Broadway directing debut in the 2004 production of I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play.

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  1. ^ Hurwitt, Robert (2001-05-20). "The 'Laramie' process". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  2. ^ Robert Myers (25 May 1997). "'Nothing Mega About It Except the Applause'". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Orozco, Jose (March 21, 2005). "True To Reality: An Interview with Moises Kaufman". Morphizm. Retrieved 6 August 2012. I am Venezuelan, I am Jewish, I am gay, I live in New York. I am the sum of all my cultures. I couldn’t write anything that didn’t incorporate all that I am. 
  4. ^ "Moisés Kaufman". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 2002. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 

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