Sair Kaufman

Sair Kaufman (they/them) is an autistic musical theatre writer and performer based in NYC. They also write fantasy novels.

Performing credits include:

Sair Kaufman, a white person with brown eyes and short red hair wearing a grey shirt, stands smiling in front of a window. Behind them is the Empire State Building.


A snapshot of the New York Times with the headline “How a Neurodiverse Musical Theater Artist Spends Sundays” and a picture of Sair Kaufman - a white, dark-eyed, purple-haired person with black pants and a black, long sleeved shirt. They are smiling and standing at a piano. Sitting at the piano is Shane Dittmar - a white, blonde, person with hazel eyes, a dark sweater, and a white headband looking at the piano.

NYT Sunday Routine Feature

"If success is measured in creative fulfillment, it has arrived for Mx. Kaufman, who, along with Shane Dittmar, the musical director for “Into the Woods,” started a nonbinary writing team called They & Them, as well as a Dungeons & Dragons-inspired fantasy musical podcast, 'The Reality Shaper.'"

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Broadway World Review: BMI's NEW WRITERS

"The program got off to a spiffy start with the laugh-out-loud “It Was Just So…”  It was about a tongue-tied situation that the audience related to big time, judging by the laughter of recognition: What do you say to a friend, without being truly honest, right after the dreadful performance you just suffered through? It was a great start..." 

CBS Neuro-Inclusive Theatre

"The stage is set for a talented cast of artists who are proving that diversity goes beyond what you can see, especially when it comes to developmental disabilities."

A picture of Sair - a light-skinned, dark-eyed, red-haired person - wearing a white button-down over a black tank top and dusted with rainbow powder. They are smiling at the camera.

We Are Capable Article

"The greatest misconception of accessibility is that it only benefits disabled people. The same elevator that makes a building wheelchair-friendly also makes life easier for abled folks with strollers or suitcases. The same concept applies to neuro-inclusive spaces."