MJ Kaufman is a queer, trans, playwright and fiction writer of Ashkenazi Jewish descent currently living in Brooklyn. Their plays have been seen at the Public Theater, WP Theater, National Asian American Theater Company, and numerous other theaters around the country as well as in Russian in Moscow and in Australia. They are a MacDowell Colony Fellow and have had fiction published in Catapult and The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard. MJ co-founded Trans Lab, a program to support emerging transgender theater artists. They are currently an Assistant Professor of Dramatic Writing at New York University.