Anne Kauffman

Personal Information
Anne Kauffman is an American director known primarily for her work on new plays, mainly in the New York area. She is a founding member of The Civilians. Kauffman's New York City directing credits include Amy Herzog's Belleville at New York Theatre Workshop, Detroit by Lisa D'Amour and Maple and Vine by Jordan Harrison at Playwrights Horizons; You'd Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents' Divorce (Written with The Civilians) at The Flea Theater; Stunning by David Adjmi and Slowgirl at LCT3; This Wide Night by Chloe Moss by Naked Angels theater company; Have You Seen Steve Steven by Ann Marie Healy with 13P; God's Ear by Jenny Schwartz at The Vineyard and New Georges; The Thugs by Adam Bock and Sixty Miles to Silver Lake by Dan Le Franc at Soho Rep; and The Ladies by Anne Washburn at Cherry Lane, Dixon Place, Civilians. She directed Smokefall by Noah Haidle at the Off-Broadway Lucille Lortel Theatre in 2016 in an MCC production; she had previously directed the play at the South Coast Repertory, Orange County, California and the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, in 2013. She directed The Nether by Jennifer Haley Off-Broadway in 2015 for MCC. She directed Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 2015. This was the second time that Kauffman and Harrison worked together. In 2014 she directed the Off-Broadway production of You Got Older by Clare Barron at HERE in 2014. Regional productions include Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo,and Body Awareness by Annie Baker at the Wilma Theater; The Flea and the Professor by Jordan Harrison at the Arden Theatre Company; Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare at the Williamstown Theatre Festival; We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Adam Bock and Todd Almond at Yale Rep; The Communist Dracula Pageant by Anne Washburn at ART; Act A Lady by Jordan Harrison at the Humana Festival of New American Plays; Expecting Isabel by Lisa Loomer and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley at Asolo Repertory Theatre; and Typographer's Dream and Shaker Chair by Adam Bock at Encore Theater. She is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, an alumnus of the Soho Rep Writers and Directors Lab, Lincoln Center Directors Lab and The Drama League of New York.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Bedwetter Linda Gross Theater 05/23/2022 Director
2 The Lucky Ones Connelly Theater 03/31/2018 Director
3 Hundred Days New York Theatre Workshop 12/04/2017 Director
4 Mary Jane New York Theatre Workshop 09/25/2017 Director
5 Sundown, Yellow Moon McGinn-Cazale Theatre 03/14/2017 Director
6 A Life Playwrights Horizons/ Peter Jay Sharp Theater 10/24/2016 Director
7 Smokefall Lucille Lortel Theatre 02/22/2016 Director
8 Marjorie Prime Playwrights Horizons 12/14/2015 Director
9 Buzzer Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 04/08/2015 Director
10 The Nether Lucille Lortel Theatre 02/24/2015 Director
11 Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra Playwrights Horizons/ Peter Jay Sharp Theater 04/21/2014 Director
12 Somewhere Fun Vineyard Theatre 06/04/2013 Director
13 Belleville New York Theatre Workshop 03/03/2013 Director
14 Detroit Playwrights Horizons 09/18/2012 Director
15 Slowgirl Claire Tow Theater 06/18/2012 Director
16 Maple and Vine Playwrights Horizons 12/07/2011 Director
17 This Wide Night Playwrights Horizons/ Peter Jay Sharp Theater 05/16/2010 Director
18 Stunning The Duke on 42nd Street 06/18/2009 Director
19 God's Ear Vineyard Theatre 04/17/2008 Director
20 Sides: The Fear is Real Theatres at 45 Bleecker/ Bleecker Street Theatre 08/25/2005 Director
21 Antigone Project Julia Miles Theater 10/13/2004 Director
Award Production Function
1 WON 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director Mary Jane Director
2 WON 2018 Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best Play Mary Jane Director
3 NOMINATED 2018 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Musical Hundred Days Director
4 WON 2018 Joe A. Callaway Award (SDCF), Excellence in Directing Mary Jane Director
5 WON 2018 Obie Award, Direction Mary Jane Director
6 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director A Life Director
7 NOMINATED 2017 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Director of a Play A Life Director
8 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director Marjorie Prime Director
9 WON 2015 Obie Award, Sustained Excellence in Directing    
10 NOMINATED 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director Belleville Director
11 NOMINATED 2011 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director This Wide Night Director