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Episode 17
Moises Kaufman and Itamar Moses


Moises Kaufman, the author of The Laramie Project and 33 Variations, shares in an interview with Itamar Moses how having a director’s perspective informs his writing.


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Moises Kaufman (born November, 21 1963)

Writer, Director, Founder of Tectonic Theatre

Moises Kaufman is a Tony and Emmy nominated director and award-winning playwright. His play 33 Variations was nominated for five Tony awards including Best Play. Kaufman received an Obie Award and was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel awards for directing I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright. Moises Kaufman is the Founder and Artistic Director of Tectonic Theatre as well as a Guggenheim Fellow and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.

Works Include: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (1997); The Laramie Project (2000); 33 Variations (2007); The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (2009); One Arm (adaptation) (2011); London Mosquitoes (included in Standing on Ceremony) (2011).


Itamar Moses (born August 15, 1977)


Itamar Moses is the author of the full-length plays Outrage, Bach At Leipzig, Celebrity Row, The Four of Us, Yellowjackets, Back Back Back, and Completeness as well as various short plays and one-acts. He has received new play commissions from The McCarter Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Wilma Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and South Coast Rep Repertory. Moses holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU and has taught playwriting at Yale and NYU. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, MCC Playwrights Coalition, Naked Angels Mag-7, and is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.

Works Include: Dorothy and Alice (2001); Outrage (2001); Bach at Leipzig (2002); Authorial Intent (2004); Celebrity Row (2005); Untitled Short Play (one act) (2006); Szinhaz (2007); The Four of Us (2008); Yellowjackets (2008); Back Back Back (2008); Fucked (2009); Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It) (2009); Completeness (2011); Nobody Loves You (2012).


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