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ideas Speaker Series - "The Role of Theater in the New Millennium with Moisés Kaufman"

11/14/2016
"The Role of Theater in the New Millennium"
with Moisés Kaufman

Wednesday, November 16, 7:00pm
PAC, 40 Charlton Street
 
Each school year, LREI brings in a series of speakers to lead evening talks with the community. Announcing LREI's first Speaker Series of the school year: 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. He most recently directed a critically lauded production of Bent at the Mark Taper Forum, as well as Daniel Beatty’s The Tallest Tree in the Forest at Kansas City Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, and BAM. Broadway credits include The Heiress33 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 Carmenfor 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.
  
The program is appropriate for students seventh grade and up. 

Friends, family and coworkers are all invited to attend.

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

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