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.


Lauren is the Executive Director of Tectonic Theater Project. She is also a lecturer in the Theater Management Department at Yale School of Drama where she teaches aspects of Employment Law, including employment discrimination and sexual harassment law. Wainwright is a former lawyer, who served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Goldman Sachs and as an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP before leaving her legal career to attend drama school. Prior to Tectonic, she was Managing Producer of the Foundry Theatre, Associate Managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre, General Manager of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, and Yale Fellow at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. She received an MFA in Theater Management from Yale School of Drama, a JD from Boston College Law School, and a BA in Classics from Wesleyan University.


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 is the newest addition to the team – starting this very day! So new, in fact, we don’t think he’s got a NY apartment yet.  Larry comes to Tectonic Theater Project from Gretna Theatre in Pennsylvania where he served as the Producing Artistic Director for ten years. Over the course of his career in the theater Larry has appeared in plays, films, television commercials, corporate videos and musicals all over the United States, including the Off-Broadway musical Mack the Knife, the Life and Music of Bobby Darin. In his spare time Larry is an amateur figure skater, winning eight gold medals at the U.S. Adult National Figure Skating Championships, including two golds in the spring of 2016! If you’ve always wanted to learn how to do a triple Lutz, Larry’s your guy!


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.




Mara Isaacs is a creative producer and founder of Octopus Theatricals, a theatrical producing and consulting company dedicated to fostering an expansive range of compelling theatrical works for local, national and international audiences. She served as Producing Director at McCarter Theater in Princeton, NJ from 1995-2013 and she produced new play development programs and productions for the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles from 1990-1995.  She has produced over one hundred productions that have been seen on Broadway (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Translations, Anna in the Tropics, Electra), off-Broadway (The Brother/Sister Plays, Miss Witherspoon, Crowns, The Laramie Project), at theaters around the country (Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep and others) and internationally (South Africa’s Market Theatre). Current projects include Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, as reimagined by Fiasco Theatre; the new musical Sleeping Beauty Wakes by Rachel Sheinkin, Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda; Memory Rings by Phantom Limb Company; Hadestown by Anais Mitchell; and Songs of Lear created and performed by Song of the Goat Theatre (Wroclaw, Poland).   Consulting clients include The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Broad Stage, Tectonic Theatre Project, and The Wilma Theatre. www.octopustheatricals.com


Teresa is a summa cum laude graduate of The College at Brockport, SUNY with degrees in theater and art history. In New York, she has interned with Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, Culture Project, and Broadway Teachers Workshop, and is a current volunteer with Broadway Green. She has also worked at Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY and King’s Head Theatre in London. A Former SDC Observer, Teresa has twice worked with Gordon Greenberg at Capital Repertory Theatre in her hometown of Albany, NY, and is looking forward to again working with him on the world premiere of Assisted Loving. She is thrilled for the opportunity to join Tectonic Theater Project!