David J. Diamond welcomes director/playwright Moises Kaufman for an in-depth interview. Moisés Kaufman is a Tony and Emmy nominated director and playwright. He most recently directed the Broadway revival of The Heiress, with Jessica Chastain, and wrote and directed 33 Variations on Broadway, starring Jane Fonda, which received 5 Tony nominations. Mr. Kaufman also directed Rajiv Joseph's Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, with Robin Williams, on Broadway in Spring 2011. Previous to that, Mr. Kaufman directed 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 have been among the most performed plays in America over the last decade. Mr. Kaufman recently directed his first opera, El Gato con Botas (Puss in Boots). Other credits include: The Nightingale (La Jolla Playhouse), A Common Pursuit (Roundabout), Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo (Mark Taper Forum); Macbeth with Liev Schreiber (Public Theater); This Is How It Goes (Donmar Warehouse); One Arm by Tennessee Williams (New Group and Steppenwolf Theater Company); Master Class with Rita Moreno (Berkeley Repertory Theater); and Lady Windermere's Fan (Williamstown Theater Festival). Mr. 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 the Artistic Director of Tectonic Theater Project and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting.
Hear the story of this fascinating artist's rise from South American student/artist to Broadway director and playwright.
You wil have the opportunity to call in to the show and ask questions to both Moises and David.