Anne Kauffman is an American director known primarily for her work on new plays, mainly in the New York area. She is a founding member of The Civilians. Kauffman's New York City directing credits include Amy Herzog's Belleville at New York Theatre Workshop, Detroit by Lisa D'Amour and Maple and Vine by Jordan Harrison at Playwrights Horizons; You'd Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents' Divorce (Written with The Civilians) at The Flea Theater; Stunning by David Adjmi and Slowgirl at LCT3; This Wide Night by Chloe Moss by Naked Angels theater company; Have You Seen Steve Steven by Ann Marie Healy with 13P; God's Ear by Jenny Schwartz at The Vineyard and New Georges; The Thugs by Adam Bock and Sixty Miles to Silver Lake by Dan Le Franc at Soho Rep; and The Ladies by Anne Washburn at Cherry Lane, Dixon Place, Civilians.
She directed Smokefall by Noah Haidle at the Off-Broadway Lucille Lortel Theatre in 2016 in an MCC production; she had previously directed the play at the South Coast Repertory, Orange County, California and the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, in 2013. She directed The Nether by Jennifer Haley Off-Broadway in 2015 for MCC. She directed Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 2015. This was the second time that Kauffman and Harrison worked together. In 2014 she directed the Off-Broadway production of You Got Older by Clare Barron at HERE in 2014.
Regional productions include Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo,and Body Awareness by Annie Baker at the Wilma Theater; The Flea and the Professor by Jordan Harrison at the Arden Theatre Company; Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare at the Williamstown Theatre Festival; We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Adam Bock and Todd Almond at Yale Rep; The Communist Dracula Pageant by Anne Washburn at ART; Act A Lady by Jordan Harrison at the Humana Festival of New American Plays; Expecting Isabel by Lisa Loomer and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley at Asolo Repertory Theatre; and Typographer's Dream and Shaker Chair by Adam Bock at Encore Theater.
She is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, an alumnus of the Soho Rep Writers and Directors Lab, Lincoln Center Directors Lab and The Drama League of New York.