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Speaker Series: Moises Kaufman

SHOUT-OUT to Actors Center Members! Moisés Kaufman will be speaking at my daughter’s school next week, and there are tickets available for people outside the school community. So, if you’re interested….

Announcing LREI’s first Speaker Series of the school year:

“The Role of Theater in the New Millennium”
with Moisés Kaufman

Wednesday, November 16, 7:00pm – $20

@ Little Red Elizabeth Irwin School (LREI)
in the PAC – 40 Charlton Street, NYC

Contact: L.J. Mitchell, Director of Advancement:
ljmitchell@lrei.org, (212) 477-5320

Moisés Kaufman, award winning theater director, playwright, and Artistic Director of Tectonic Theater Project, will discuss the role theater will play in this time of tremendous technological innovation, information sharing, and the proliferation of human connection across the globe.

Kaufman is a Tony and Emmy nominated director and playwright. Broadway credits include The Heiress, 33 Variations (which he also wrote); Rajiv Joseph’s Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo; the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play I Am My Own Wife. His plays Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie Project (which he wrote with the members of Tectonic Theater) are among the most performed plays in America over the last decade.

He also co-wrote and directed the film adaptation of The Laramie Project for HBO. He is currently directing and writing a new Broadway-bound Afro-Cuban adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen for which he’s collaborating with Grammy-winning composer Arturo O’Farrill and Tony-winning composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown. Moisés was recently honored by President Obama as a recipient of the National Arts Medal. He and his husband Jeffrey LaHoste founded Tectonic Theater Project in 1991. In 2017, Random House will publish a long anticipated treatise on the company’s trademarked method of theater making, Moment Work, written by Kaufman, Barb Pitts-McAdams, and members of the company. He is also a Guggenheim Fellow.