MJ Kaufman (they/them) is a playwright from Portland, OR. Their play MASCULINITY MAX was commissioned by the Public Theater where it also had a Public Studio production. MJ’s plays have been produced around the country as well as in Russia and Australia. MJ was a member of WP Theater’s Lab and has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, New Museum and SPACE on Ryder Farm, and is currently a resident playwright at New Dramatists. Along with Kit Yan, founded Trans Lab Fellowship, a program to support emerging transgender theater artists. MJ currently lives in Brooklyn with their dog, Milkshake and really loves to cook.

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