Moises Kaufman is the founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project, a theater company based in New York City. His 1997 playGross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wildewas named one of the best plays of the year byTime,Newsday,The New York Post,The Advocate, andThe New York Times. With Tectonic he has directed works by Samuel Beckett, Tennessee Williams, Benjamin Britten, Sophie Treadwell, and Christohper Ashley, as well as new works by Peter Golub and Naomi Iizuka. He is the recipient of the 1997 Joe A. Callaway Award for excellence in the craft of stage direction given by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation for his work onGross Indecency. In his native Venezuela, Mr. Kaufman performed as an actor with the Thespis Theater Ensemble, one of the country's foremost experimental theater companies. He has lived in New York City since 1987.Kaufman, Moises is the author of 'Laramie Project', published 2001 under ISBN 9780375727191 and ISBN 0375727191.