About

MJ Kaufman is a playwright and television writer working in New York and Los Angeles.  Their work has been seen at the Public Theater, Huntington Theatre, New York Theater Workshop, the New Museum, NAATCO, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Page 73, Playwrights Realm, Colt Coeur, Yale School of Drama, Lark Play Development Center, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Aurora Theater, Crowded Fire, Fresh Ink Theatre, InterAct Theater, New Harmony Project and performed in Russian in Moscow. MJ has received awards and commissions from the Public Theater, WP Theater, the Program for Women in Theater, the Playwrights Foundation, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Young Playwrights Inc., and the Huntington Theatre, where they are also a playwriting fellow. MJ received the 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Prize in Playwriting, the 2013 Global Age Project Prize, and the 2010 Jane Chambers Prize in Feminist Theatre. MJ has been a member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers’ Group, WP Theater Lab, a core playwright at InterAct Theatre, and is currently a resident playwright at New Dramatists. Originally from Portland, Oregon, MJ attended Wesleyan University and received an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. MJ has taught playwriting at Fordham University, Wesleyan University, SUNY Purchase College, the University of the Arts and as a teaching fellow at Yale College. They curated the 2016 and 2017 seasons of Trans Theater Fest at The Brick and founded Trans Lab Fellowship at WP Theater. They were recently a staff writer on seasons 1 and 2 of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix. Find out about upcoming shows by joining MJ’s mailing list at: https://tinyletter.com/mjkaufmanster