A Conversation with Moisés Kaufman

As theatre redefines, reinvents, and rejuvenates itself during the pandemic, some central questions continue to spark conversation: How can theatre play a role in community dialogue? How can it open pathways to empathy? Inspire social action and provoke change? The Department of Drama is honored to host Moisés Kaufman as he shares his experience and insight on these topics from the perspective of a director, playwright, and activist-in-art.

Please join the Department of Drama in exploring these topics with director, playwright, and activist-in-art, Moisés Kaufman, on Friday, Feb 19 from 1:00-2:00 (EST). Register in advance to receive your personal link to join the webinar:  https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jwSzss5bRh2eSkcL37_F7A

After registering, you will receive an e-mail containing the link to the webinar and a passcode to access the event.

Moisés Kaufman was awarded the 2015 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama, which he accepted in a 2016 ceremony ath the White House.  He has led Tectonic Theater Project since its founding in 1991.  His Broadway directing credits include the revival of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, The Heiress with Jessica Chastain, 33 Variations (which he also wrote) starring Jane Fonda; Rajiv Joseph's Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo starring Robin Williams; and Doug Wright's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play I Am My Own Wife with Jefferson Mays.

Moisés Kaufman is also a dedicated teacher.  since 2000, he and the Company's teaching artists have been sharing Tectonic's techniques in lectures, training labs, and educational residencies.  In 2018, he co-wrote Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of DEvising Theater (Vintage), a comprehensive introduction to his theaatrical principles and the Comapny's creative tools.

Sponsored by a grant from the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures.