Tectonic Theater Project


TALLEST TREE Wins 3 NAACP Theatre Awards

Center Theatre Group’s premiere of Tectonic Theater Project’s production of THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST received 5 nominations and 3 wins at the 25th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards on March 6, 2016. BEST DIRECTOR   MOISÉS KAUFMAN BEST LIGHTING   DAVID LANDER (WINNER) BEST ONE PERSON SHOW   DANIEL BEATY (WINNER) BEST PLAYWRIGHT   […]

CARMEN is a HIT at the OLNEY!

Tectonic Theater Project’s production of Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical premiered at the Olney Theatre Center on Saturday, February 13, 2016. CHECK OUT OUR SMASHING REVIEWS!   Broadway World Washington D.C. — “New Musical Sizzles with Sensuality” Read the BroadwayWorld.com article here   DC Metro Theater Arts — Carmen is “worthy of an endless stream of […]

Moment Work with Andy Paris at Hunter College

On January 31, 2016, Moment Work was highlighted on CUNY TV in a segment called “Study with the Best: Unique Classes at CUNY” featuring founding Tectonic company member Andy Paris.   Study with the Best is CUNY’s magazine show focusing on the best and brightest professors, alumni, and programs that CUNY has to offer students, […]

A Night for the Books: GROSS INDECENCY benefit a triumph!

Monday, October 5th was a starry evening when actors of stage and screen came together for one night only for Tectonic Theater Project’s benefit reading of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.  Emmy-award winner Michael Emerson reprised his legendary performance as Oscar Wilde and was joined by Jonathan Groff, Sally Field, David Hyde Pierce, Judith […]

Gross Indecency’s Russian Premiere Was Blocked By The Kremlin!

  "A plan to stage an American theater company’s gay-themed play in Moscow, with support from the United States government, has stalled amid tensions between the two nations and at a time of Kremlin hostility toward homosexuality." -New York Times   “The opportunity to re-enact the Oscar Wilde trials in Moscow at this time would [...]

We got a RAVE in The New York Times!

Mr. Beaty has a commanding presence and a voice powerful enough to suggest the near-legendary richness of Robeson's  The voice also contains enough various colors to allow him to embody both men and women persuasively." "...finely wrought play..." The extraordinary arc of Paul Robeson's life and career is resurrected with grace in "The Tallest Tree in the [...]

TALLEST TREE in The New York Times

With only four days left until The Tallest Tree in the Forest opens at BAM, read all about our article in The New York Times! Written by and starring: Daniel Beaty Directed by: Moisés Kaufman Secure your tickets now!

“Beaty Gives a Tour-de-Force Performance” – Broadway World

With opening night quickly approaching, Broadway World glows with anticipation for The Tallest Tree in the Forest premiering in New York City.  Read more about Daniel Beaty's and Moisés Kaufman's exploration of Paul Robeson, "a towering figure among our nation's prominent African-Americans". Act fast: get your tickets now for The Tallest Tree in the Forest at BAM [...]

CARMEN Revisits the Stage for a Dance Workshop

Moisés Kaufman and Arturo O'Farrill reconnected on Carmen, an Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical to present a dance workshop on March 6, 2015 featuring choreography by Sergio Trujillo. To read more about this incredibly successful performance, head over to Broadway World and Playbill.

Beaty and Kaufman “combined their strengths” for The Tallest Tree in the Forest — The New Yorker

In the same way that Robeson used his famous bass to bring emotional depth and color to roles that would otherwise be cardboard representations, Beaty and Kaufman have combined their strengths to expand on various Robeson myths, the better to see and experience his hard-earned stardom, and his manly, bloody truths. With less than a [...]