(Joanne Kaufman’s article appeared in The New York Times, 9/15; via Pam Green.)
The playwright and director Moisés Kaufman lives with his husband, Jeffrey LaHoste, in what Mr. LaHoste puckishly calls the smoked fish belt. Murray’s Sturgeon Shop, Barney Greengrass and Zabar’s are all just a cherry stone’s throw away from the rental the men have shared since 1989, soon after meeting in a political theater class at New York University.
The couple, who married three years ago, got the apartment, a Classic Six with crown moldings, hardwood floors and a windowed kitchen, in that time-honored New York way — through somebody who knew somebody who had very good connections.
At the time it felt a little far away,” said Mr. Kaufman, 53, a founder with Mr. LaHoste of Tectonic Theater Project, a company whose productions include “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” and “The Laramie Project,” an account of the reaction to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, both written by Mr. Kaufman.
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