Moises Kaufman

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Plays by Moises Kaufman

audio Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

In three short months, Oscar Wilde, the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, was toppled from the apex of British society into humiliation and ruin. Drawing from trial documents, newspaper accounts, and writings of the key players, Moisés Kaufman ignites an incendiary mix of sex and censorship, with a cast of characters ranging from George Bernard Shaw to Queen Victoria herself.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring JB Blanc, Dakin Matthews, Ian Ogilvy, Peter Paige, Julian Sands, Simon Templeman, John Vickery, Douglas Weston and Matthew Wolf.

Featuring: JB Blanc, Dakin Matthews, Ian Ogilvy, Peter Paige, Julian Sands, Simon Templeman, John Vickery, Douglas Weston, Matthew Wolf

Moises Kaufman is a playwright, director and founder of Tectonic Theater Project. His Gross Indecency was created in New York, where it played to sell-out houses for over a year and a half. He has also directed the play in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Great Britain. For Gross Indecency he received the Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play, the Stage Directors and Choreographers' Foundation 1996-97 Joe Calloway award for excellence in the craft of direction, the GLAAD Media Award and the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Outstanding Achievement Award. He is the founder and artistic director of New York City's Tectonic Theatre Project. With Tectonic he has directed works by Samuel Beckett, Tennessee Williams, Benjamin Britten, Sophie Treadwell, Robert Ashley and Peter Golub. His direction of Franz Xaver Kroetz's The Nest was named 'one of the ten best productions of the 1994-95 season by The Village Voice. In 1993, a retrospective of his work was presented at the Consulate General of Venezuela in New York. In his native Venezuela, Kaufman performed as an actor with the Thespis Theatre Ensemble, one of the country's foremost experimental theatre companies. He has lived in New York City since 1987.