Tectonic Theater Project



moises_kaufmanMOISÉS KAUFMAN

Moisés Kaufman was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in September. He is also a Tony and Emmy nominated director and playwright. Prior Broadway credits: The Heiress with Jessica Chastain, 33 Variations (which he also wrote) with Jane Fonda (5 Tony nominations); Rajiv Joseph’s Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams; 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 are among the most performed plays in America over the last decade. Kaufman also co-wrote and directed the film adaptation of The Laramie Project for HBO, which received two Emmy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Writer. He is currently directing and writing a new Broadway-bound adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen with Grammy-winning composer Arturo O’Farrill. He’s the artistic director of TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT and a Guggenheim Playwrighting Fellow.



Matt comes to Tectonic from Charlottesville, Virginia, where for the past six and a half years he served as the Executive Director of Live Arts, Charlottesville’s producing theater company. In his time at Live Arts Matt shepherded all aspects of the company’s operations, including marketing, fundraising, facility management, strategic planning, and capital campaign management. In 2014 he oversaw completion of a $1m renovation to the theatre’s public lobby spaces as a part of a campaign to establish the theatre’s first ever reserve funds. Prior to Live Arts Matt served as Executive Director of the Renaissance Performing Arts Association and Mansfield Symphony in Ohio. Other past positions include The State Theater of Ithaca, COSI Columbus, and Columbus Children’s Theatre. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Matt received his MFA in Acting from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Play House. He also holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University. As a director some of Matt’s favorite projects include A CHORUS LINE, THE PRODUCERS, and LES MISÉRABLES. As an actor his favorite roles include Sir Robin in SPAMALOT, The Minstrel in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, and Jeff in LOBBY HERO. Matt is thrilled to relocate to New York with his Scottish husband Moray and their two dogs, Ethan Allen Hawley and Atticus Finch.


Laurie is a theater artist and arts educator with over fifteen years experience in arts education. She comes to Tectonic Theater Project from Los Angeles where she was the Artistic Director of the Virginia Avenue Project, a theater arts-based mentoring program modeled on New York’s 52nd Street Project. At VAP Laurie directed arts programs for struggling youth, produced and directed 3-4 original theater productions per year, and launched several in-school playwriting residencies and innovative collaborations with other arts organizations. In prior years, Laurie was the founding Creative Director of the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre where she designed the school curriculum, wrote and directed their school touring production, and taught playwriting at the Alameda County Juvenile Hall. Laurie has also taught at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica and at Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and a native of Brooklyn, NY.


                                LARRY FRENOCK

Larry comes to us from Gretna Theatre (PA), one of the oldest AEA summer theaters in the country, where he was the Producing Artistic Director for ten years. Producing over 115 shows at Gretna, he set box office records, produced east coast, regional and PA premieres, presented stars such as Tommy Tune, Shirley Jones, Sally Struthers, Faith Prince and Pam Tillis and commissioned multiple children’s plays and musicals. He was the Managing Director of Stamford Theatre Works (CT) and is particularly proud of the world premiere of Fraternity by Steve Karp.  He was the General Manager of Playhouse on the Green (CT), Assistant to the Producer at the Darien Dinner Theatre (CT) and stage manager for several NYC premieres and seasons of stock.  Larry produced and starred in the NYC revival of Jerome Kern’s Leave It to Jane and has appeared in plays, films, television commercials, corporate videos and musicals all over the United States, including Off-Broadway’s Mack the Knife, the Life and Music of Bobby Darin.   Favorite roles have ranged from Dr. Peter Patrone in The Heidi Chronicles to Billy Early in No, No Nanette! to Joey Keyston in Butley.  In his “spare” time, he is his family’s genealogist and an avid amateur figure skater, winning eight gold medals at the U.S. Adult National Figure Skating Championships, including two in 2016! He and his husband of 38 years, Christian Saint-Girard, are thrilled to return to NYC full-time.



Jordan is a producer and director from West Virginia. She is the Artistic Director/Co-Founder of Dark Matter Productions, a young philanthropic theater production company with a focus on community engagement and activism. She has previously worked in administration at The Public Theater, Stage17 and the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Jordan also previously managed digital media for Tony Award-winning actress and playwright Sarah Jones.




Leah is a recent graduate of Connecticut College receiving a degree in American Studies with a concentration in Expressive Arts and Cultural Studies. She spent her senior year researching and writing an honors thesis evaluating the impact of government-funded public art programs on urban development. In New York City, she has interned with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and most recently had an internship in her hometown of New Haven, CT at the Yale University Art Gallery. Leah is excited to return to her theater roots interning for Tectonic Theater Project